Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Gradel return to Leeds looking slim

LUFC Gradel return to Leeds looking slim

According to reports coming out of France, St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier does not want Leeds United target Max Gradel to leave the club in January.

Leeds have been linked with a move for their former winger, who is keen to feature on a regular basis as he looks to stake a claim for a place in the Ivory Coast squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer.

Galtier is keen for Gradel to remain with the French top flight side. Speaking in the Yorkshire Evening Post , Galtier said: "Max is needed. He wants additional playing time for the World Cup. He`s a player I do not want to leave. With Max the discussions will be healthy."

The 26-year-old has struggled to regain a regular spot in the side since returning from a seven-month injury lay off. Gradel returned to the St Etienne squad in October after being sidelined with a knee injury.

Gradel has made just seven appearances since his return to the St Etienne side, although he has started their last two games and he scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 win at Montpellier.

Leeds boss Brian McDermott has been cagey when asked about the possibility of bringing Gradel back to the club. He has admitted he is interested in Gradel, who scored 18-goals for Leeds in their first season back in the championship in 2010/11, but he was sceptical about bringing back a former player for sentimental reasons having done so well in his first spell with the club.

McDermott is concerned with Gradel`s lack of first team opportunities since his return following a serious injury, also stating that he would not come cheap.

The one thing Leeds definitely do need is pace on the wing and Gradel would certainly bring that back to Elland Road if he was to return.

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.


Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook



Vital Leeds on: twitter


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Saturday January 4 2014
Time: 8:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

LUFC Monk Backs Under Fire Referee

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has backed under fire referee Mike Dean ahead of him taking charge of the clash at Barnsley on Saturday

LUFC On This Day - January 20th

A look back at what happened on this day January 20th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Former Striker Denies Reports Of A Return To Leeds

Former striker Robbie Keane says he hasn`t been contacted by Leeds United about a move back to Elland Road.

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:
Win90%
Lose4%
Draw6%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
2 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 5:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 25 2017 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 29 2017 2:00PM : Sutton United (a)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 5 2017 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71218
2.deslondon130
3.Tiny T84
4.SimonTVW61
5.@OxonWhite56
6.ultraleeds56
7.King Billy55
8.Spanky White54
9.erni46
10.Oyper39
Vital Football Comment