Liverpool midfielder James Milner is eyeing a swansong at hometown club Leeds United.

The 33-year-old is believed to want to end his career with the Whites, according to Football Insider.

Milner, who is an England International with 61 caps to his name, is under contract at Anfield under next summer and is expected to sign a deal for a further year before deciding his next move.

If Leeds are promoted to the Premier League this season or next, he would apparently take a pay cut to move to Elland Road when his new contract at Liverpool expires.

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Milner was born in Leeds and was a season ticket holder at the club as a youngster before rising up through their youth ranks. He made his debut aged just 16 in 2002 and went onto make 54 appearances for the Yorkshire side.

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Elland Road. Photo by Richard Holmes.

He left Leeds in 2004 to join Newcastle United and spent five years in the North East. Milner then moved on to Aston Villa for a fee of around £12 million.

He was a key player for the Midlands side and earned a switch to Manchester City who paid around £26 million to lure him to the Etihad Stadium.

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Milner spent five years with City, helping them win the Premier League title and FA Cup twice, the League Cup and the Community Shield.

He then joined Liverpool when his City contract expired in 2015 and has since played 187 games for the Reds. He helped Jurgen Klopp’s side win the Champions League in June.

Could Milner finish his career where it all started at Leeds?


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