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Leeds United: Bringing James Milner home would make so much sense

Leeds United: Bringing James Milner home would make so much sense - Leeds United

If all goes to plan, Leeds will be playing Premier League football next season, and it will be catastrophic if they fail to go up, after a brilliant campaign so far.

Most people assume it is a case of when, not if, they win promotion, although Norwich City and Sheffield United would argue otherwise.

Marcelo Bielsa has done a fantastic job, and once they reach the Promised Land, they will need more of his brilliance to build a squad capable of staying there.

Despite all the talent in the team, one thing they lack is Premier League experience.

It is something that Bielsa will need to address, and we think the first person he should turn to is former academy graduate, James Milner.

With his contract situation a somewhat unclear — some say it runs out this summer, while others say it runs until 2020 — either way, he is a player that would help develop Leeds’ young squad.

Milner is 33-years-old now, and has seen less game time for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. Whether he is out of contract at the end of the season, or entering the final year of his deal, both the player and club may decide it would be the right time for him to move elsewhere.

The player has always maintained he was disappointed when he was sold to Newcastle in 2004, but insisted he was glad to do so, knowing that the transfer fee helped secure Leeds’ future due to their financial problems.

His love of the club he played for from junior level is evident, and a move home to become part of the Bielsa revolution, may be too much of a temptation for him to turn down.

Given his age and years of service to the Anfield club, it is difficult to see that they would command a huge fee for their popular player — if he does have another year on his contract, that is — and it would surely be a move that would prove popular with Leeds fans.

Would you be glad to see the return of one of your former stars Leeds fans? Give us your thoughts on what you think the club need next year…


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