Leeds fans urge club to sign 29-yr-old PL attacker in January
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans are keen for the club to bring back winger Max Gradel from Premier League side Bournemouth in January.
The now 29-year-old has struggled to establish himself at the south coast club after signing for £7million in the summer of 2015.
He has played just 21 times for the Cherries, seven of which have come in this campaign and he has recently been linked with a move to Ligue 1 side Nantes in the winter.
However, supporters of the Yorkshire giants on social media are eager for their club to bring back their 2010-11 Player of the Year as they aim to make the Premier League themselves.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Harvey Rad (@Harvey_123) December 19, 2016
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) December 19, 2016
— Andrew Wood (@andywood_86) December 18, 2016
you boys should get yourself back here! ????
— kazlufc1 (@kazlufc1) December 17, 2016
Dear santa ????, I'd like X1 howson, x1 gradel and x1 Rhodes for xmas please, and if your feeling generous a snodgrass wouldn't go a miss #lufc
— Dean Booth (@deanbooth1985) December 19, 2016
So, #LUFC January:
Monk, Pep 2 yr deals
Bartley, Pontus, Pablo perm deals
Gradel, Rhodes, in on loan
Should cover it
— The Chris Knowles (@TheChrisKnowles) December 18, 2016
Gradel initially made the move on loan to Leeds from Leicester in 2009 at the age of 22.
He was an instant success at the club and signed a permanent contract just three months later.
The Ivory Coast international was a key part in getting the Yorkshire giants promoted back to the Championship with a total of 82 appearances, 25 goals and 15 assists during his two-year stay at the club.
Many supporters would not have been surprised to see him go on and play Premier League football and they are now keen for him to help bring it to Elland Road.
In other Leeds transfer news, fans also reacted to reports stating the club had opened talks with this £2million attacker.