It’s been a bad day for Leeds fans after being knocked out of the Play-Off places at the expense of Fulham after yesterday’s disappointing defeat to Wolves at Elland Road.
In the latest transfer news, it has been revealed that Max Gradel wants to leave AFC Bournemouth due to lack of first-team football.
Gradel was part of the Leeds side promoted from League One back in 2010 and was key in the club’s first season back in the Championship, scoring 18 times as Leeds were pipped to a Play-Off place by Nottingham Forest. That year we finished 3 points off sixth placed Forest.
Gradel left Leeds for French side Saint Etienne in the summer of 2011 and Leeds have lacked in the wide midfield department since, but could a return to Elland Road be on the cards for the Ivory Coast international?
One user on Twitter brought the Gradel story to the attention of co-owner, Andrea Radrizzani, hinting that Leeds should make attempts to bring Gradel back. This was followed by another user bring Gradel’s Twitter account to the party, reminding Gradel that we here at Leeds still love him.
— WACCOE (@WACCOE) April 18, 2017
Gradel himself then responded.
— Maxi Alain Gradel (@maxigr04del) April 18, 2017
I know I’m probably reading too much into this but Gradel has mentioned before about a possible return to Elland Road. It’s almost certain he will leave Bournemouth in the summer and he recently joined the USM management group.
If the leeds fans really whant me back they need to let the club know tha
— Maxi Alain Gradel (@maxigr04del) September 21, 2012
I’d love for him to return to Leeds and it’s clear that he himself wouldn’t mind the move either. Over to you, Andrea.
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