By Amir Mir

Charlie Adam has admitted that he would “love to see” Leeds earn promotion to the Premier League next season, so he can play at Elland Road.

The Stoke City midfielder, who has been a first-team regular for Mark Hughes’ side in recent months, was full of praise for manager Garry Monk and the work he has done at that club.

Monk has transformed the fortunes of the Yorkshire outfit, who will be looking to make a return to the Premier League via the play-off this term.

It has been 13 years since Leeds tasted top flight football as they have endured difficult times in the second and even third tier of English football.

Midfielder Adam made this huge admission about the club as he also delivered his verdict on controversial owner Massimo Cellino.

“I think Leeds are the biggest surprise,” Adam told the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 Live. “Garry Monk has done an incredible job there and I would love to see them come up.

“For Leeds, Elland Road, the crowd, the fans, it would be amazing to go there and play I would like to see them come up.

“For the problems, they have had over the last five, six years with the owner, for Garry Monk to go in there and settling the owner down, stopping that sacking he was doing, it’s a testament to the job he has done.”

At this moment in time, Leeds are sitting fifth in the table, five points ahead of seventh-placed Fulham, with five matches of the season remaining.

They are on the verge of securing a top six spot as they will travel to second-placed Newcastle this Friday for a difficult Championship encounter.

If Leeds earn promotion then Stoke City will be one of the teams they will come up against next season.

Over the course of the campaign, Adam has played 22 league matches for his side, scoring one goal and supplying four assists.

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