Former Leeds United forward Jay-Roy Grot has insisted he does not consider his time at the club as a ‘failed adventure’.

Grot left Leeds at the end of the January transfer window, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side allowing him to leave on a free transfer to join German second division side VfL Osnabrück.

The move brought an end to a sorry three and a half-year spell at Elland Road for Grot, who joined Leeds in a £1.44m deal from NEC Nijmegen back in 2017.

He would go on to make just 22 appearances in all competitions for Leeds, instead spending most of his time with the club out on loan back in the Netherlands, with spells at the likes of VVV-Venlo and Vitesse.

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Those moves were also pretty disappointing for the 22-year-old, who could easily consider his entire experience with Leeds as a waste of time. As it turns out, though, he thinks the opposite.

“I learned an awful lot at Leeds,” he told de Gerlander.

“I left home for the first time after my breakthrough at NEC. I went to live on my own in a foreign country, with a different language.

“I absolutely don’t see United as a failed adventure. I grew up faster there.”