Former United winger and League One star Max Gradel has hinted at a return to Leeds on his official twitter account (@maxigr04del) by responding to Leeds fans as well as ‘liking’ a number of Leeds related posts, one of which stated that Leeds would be open to bringing the Ivorian back to the club in the summer.
The comment and ‘likes’ from Gradel come after he revealed his desire to leave current club AFC Bournemouth in a recent interview with the BBC, after failing to start a single game for the South coast side this season; despite making a £7million move from French side Saint Etienne at the beginning of last term.
After the report from the BBC about Gradel’s Bournemouth future was shared by the official BBC Sport account on twitter, numerous Leeds fans tagged the former winger, as well as manager Garry Monk and co-owner Andrea Radrizzani, in the post attempting to make them aware of the possible availability of the player in the summer transfer window. One fan even asked for his love for Gradel to be passed on to him, and the 29 year old replied with ‘Max love you too’, clearly showing that Gradel still has a lot of respect for his former club as well as the fans which rated him highly during his 77 appearances at the Whites when in League One.
Max has also been very active and supportive of Leeds on his Twitter account, most noticeably by having a quick scroll down his ‘likes’. As well as the frequently liking tweets about Leeds’ current success, Gradel has also ‘liked’ posts suggesting that Leeds are willing to make a summer move to reunite Gradel with his former club- most notably a report by HITC News.
Gradel’s Twitter activity would suggest that the former winger, and a vital player which helped Leeds reach automatic promotion out of League 1, would be open for a return to Elland Road; however time will only tell if owners Cellino and Radrizzani will be willing to spend money on the out of favour Premier League man or opt to make Hadi Sacko, Alfonso Pedraza or Modu Barrow’s loan deals permanent- or maybe even find another alternative.