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Leeds reportedly received no serious bids for Sloth in January; could he face another season in limbo?

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The Leeds United midfielder is clearly not part of Steve Evans' first-team plans.

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are keen to recoup at least some of the £600,000 they paid for Casper Sloth when they signed him from Danish side Aarhus.

The problem is, it is being claimed the Whites did not receive any serious offers for the 23-year-old during the January transfer window and there is a chance that could also be the case in the summer.

With a contract until 2017 Sloth could find himself facing up to another year in Leeds’ under-21s; something he will surely be loath to do given his age and desire to return to first-team football.

There is no doubting Sloth’s talent and he has kept his head down for Leeds’ second-string, becoming their top scorer in the process. However, if no serious bids come in for the forgotten player in the upcoming transfer window Whites owner Massimo Cellino has a decision to make.

As much as he will be holding out to recoup some of the initial outlay, a free transfer a year before the end of Sloth’s deal could be the only alternative.

Leeds could send the Dane out on loan for the year but his contract would still run down regardless.

Evans may yet give Sloth some minutes in the last few games of the season to remind potential suitors he exists. But it looks like being a tough few months for a player who must wonder where it all went wrong.

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