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Leeds should enter race to sign former Monk midfielder

Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool and Adam Forshaw of Middlesbrough battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Middlesbrough at Anfield on May 21, 2017 in...

Cardiff are interested in a Middlesbrough star but Leeds should really be looking at landing his signature.

David Vaughan of Nottingham Forest and Adam Forshaw of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at City Ground on August 19, 2017 in...

Leeds' inconsistent form of late can be attributed to the fact that they are lacking a centre-forward. A striker that is proven in the Championship, that can fire them towards promotion. Chris Wood, basically.

Thomas Christiansen's side have lacked bite in recent matches in the final third, and it is beginning to stagnate into other areas of the pitch. Gaetano Berardi, other than Sunday's performance, has been out of form, as has Ezgjan Alioski's recent efforts.

Now, it is beginning to effect the middle of the park. Kalvin Phillips has gone off the boil in recent matches, while Ronaldo Vieira and Eunan O'Kane struggle to maintain any kind of consistency.

Adam Forshaw of Middlesbrough (L) is fouled by Joey Barton of Burnley (R) during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Burnley at Riverside Stadium on April 8, 2017 in...

The Whites need rejuvenating in the middle of the park; they need bite, a player that can inspire his teammates at Elland Road in their promotion hunt. 

Cardiff City are reportedly interested in Middlesbrough midfielder Forshaw, and his aggression and tenacity in the middle of the park is the ingredient currently missing from Leeds midfield.

An Everton trainee, Forshaw has been afforded just 11 Championship appearances this season with the likes of Jonny Howson, Grant Leadbitter, and Adiene Guedioura rivalling him for a place in the side.

Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace (L) tackles Adam Forshaw of Middlesbrough (R) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough at Selhurst Park on February 25,...

But last season, Forshaw shined in the Premier League, proving a throwback to the old type of box-to-box midfielder that was aggressive and hard work in defence but nimble and creative in attack.

A move to Elland Road could tempt the midfielder, and his calibre would certainly make him first choice in Yorkshire. But it is his determination and fiery temper that would be crucial in pushing the Whites towards promotion.

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