Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern are gathered around the bar, discussing the chances of a prodigal son returning to Elland Road this summer.
Winger-forward Max Gradel has spent the last two seasons at Bournemouth following a lethal 17-goal 2014/15 Ligue 1 campaign with St. Etienne, but has found his game-time severely affected by injuries.
The 29-year-old has now told BBC Sport that he wants to leave the Vitality Stadium this summer to ensure his international career doesn’t take a backward step, having represented the Ivory Coast on 45 occasions and at the African Cup of Nations earlier this year.
News of Gradel’s intentions to move on has certainly pricked the ears of Leeds United fans, who watched the former Leicester City youngster net 25 goals in 85 appearances before leaving the Yorkshire outfit for St. Etienne in summer 2012.
He is yet to start a league game this season.
Max Gradel wants out of Bournemouth.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 18, 2017
BBC Sport’s tweet about Gradel’s potential exit created quite the response on social media, with Leeds fans begging him to come back to the club…
— Andy Linfoot (@andylinfoot13) April 18, 2017
— Tom Randerson (@TomR_FI) April 18, 2017
— Sean #1 (@Slimbrick24) April 18, 2017
— ben (@BenFFrank) April 18, 2017
@BBCSport Don’t know why he bothered with Bournemouth. Come back to Leeds where you belong
— Carlos la Tortuga (@jackfuters) April 18, 2017
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) April 18, 2017
— Lewis (@leeeewith) April 18, 2017
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