Jay-Roy Grot's Leeds future seems bleak right now

James Tarkowski of Burnley and Jay-Roy Grot of Leeds compete for the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in...

Does Jay-Roy Grot have a Leeds United career to come back to this summer?

Jay-Roy Grot (L) of Leeds United vies for the ball with Yan Kyaw Htwe (R) of Myanmar national team during a friendly match at Mandalar Thiri stadium in Mandalay on May 11, 2018. - Leeds...

It was reported last week that Leeds United's Caleb Ekuban could officially leave the club before the season finishes.

Ekuban has impressed on loan at Trabzonspor this season and, according to Fotomac in Turkey, they will try and sign him on a permanent basis soon.

The 24-year-old won't be the only Leeds loanee who has very little future at Elland Road. The same could probably be said for Jay-Roy Grot at this moment in time.

The Dutch striker, on loan at VVV-Venlo in his homeland, only had a 14-minute cameo in Saturday's 2-1 win over Willem II.


It looks increasingly like Grot is barely good enough for the Eredivisie side and if that's the case then he's hardly going to get a game for a team who might very well be in the Premier League come August.

The 20-year-old has only scored one goal since October - or 13 games - and three overall which, for a striker, just isn't good enough.

Pretty big things were expected of Grot when Leeds spent £1.5 million on signing him in the summer of 2017 [The Daily Express] and although he is still young, there is very little evidence that the 6'4 marksman - who scored once in 23 outings for the Whites last season - will ever be an important player in West Yorkshire.

He has time and youth on his side, but nothing he has done in the Netherlands will convince Director of Football Victor Orta or head coach Marcelo Bielsa that he can come back a different animal.

Leeds United's Dutch midfielder Jay-Roy Grot (2nd R) has this shot saved as Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire (R) closes in during the English League Cup fourth round...

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