Jamaican international Chris Humphrey has responded to speculation linking him with a summer move to Leeds United.
According to the Express, Leeds United were set to make highly-rated Chris Humphrey their first summer signing under the Cellino and Hockaday regime. However, the Preston North End winger has reiterated that he sees his future at the Deepdale via Twitter.
Just to clear it up. My main focus is to help Pne to get bk into the championship. It's a championship club in league1.— Chris Humphrey (@humphrey_17) June 21, 2014
Looking forward to getting bk to training and working hard. Iv got a year left and am very happy were I am at the moment. #PNE— Chris Humphrey (@humphrey_17) June 21, 2014
The Jamaican international, according to the Express report, was someone who new Elland Road boss Hockaday sees as an ideal fit for Leeds as he looks to build a squad worthy of promotion to the Premier League. Nevertheless, since Cellino has come out and said that Hockaday will have little to no say in the incoming transfers to Elland Road it is unlikely Cellino’s first official signing by the club will be Hockaday’s call.
The 26-year-old made a total of 50 appearances last season, of which 35 were starts, and scored two goals for the Lancashire-based side. Although some comments from the supporters towards him were negative, he has continued to win a place in the Jamaican side, despite his third-tier status.
Nevertheless, Humphrey seems keen on fighting for promotion with Preston North End next season and will look to play a huge part as they attempt to gain promotion back to the Championship.