The Daily Mirror are reporting that Leeds United owner, Massimo Cellino, is flying into England on Friday (1st August) to hold talks with former Swindon Town striker, Nile Ranger.

Ranger, 23, has been no stranger to trouble in recent years, but it appears that Cellino is willing to look past the striker’s former life, and offer the former England U21 striker a deal with the Yorkshire club.

Ranger’s former club, Swindon Town, decided, along with Ranger, that the striker’s contract was to be terminated with immediate effect in early May 2014, after a string of issues, both in Ranger’s private life as well as club disciplinary issues. During his brief spell with Swindon, he made 23 appearances with the club, and scored 8 goals, but his record preceded him.

However, the Daily Mirror are reporting that Ranger has “pledged to clean up his act”, and it seems as if Cellino sees it the same way.

Ranger now has no police charges hanging over him, and Cellino plans to meet Ranger to discuss a possible future at Elland Road.


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