Leeds deserve the Premier League - Andy Keogh

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The former Whites forward believes that Leeds can finally get back to where they belong - the Premier League.

Now 28-years-old, Republic of Ireland international Keogh moved to Elland Road as a promising 16-year-old talent.

He was set to be the future of the Whites, with the club in the Champions League semi-finals, and looking increasingly likely to go on to further successes. However, his failure to make an appearance for the club seemed to represent the club’s failure on the pitch - and he eventually departed Elland Road with the club falling into mid-table obscurity in the Championship.

He returned to Elland Road on loan in 2011, staying until January 2012, helping the club to another season of Championship safety, moving moving to Millwall, with him now plying his trade in Australia with Perth Glory.

He has not lost his love of the club, despite his long time away from Yorkshire, and quoted by FourFourTwo, the forward revealed his desire to see Leeds back in the Premier League - due to their status as a ‘special club’.

"I was there from when I was 15,” he said.

"I signed when they were in the Champions League semi-final.

"It is sad the way it has gone. Hopefully [with] this new owner they can get back to where they belong.

"Every time I've been playing for them or playing against them, the fans are amazing. It's one of those special clubs in England.

"If you think of the Premier League - you think of Leeds United.

"Someone needs to just get that club sorted and get it back up there. The city deserves it.”

With current President Massimo Cellino aiming for a return to the Premier League, the club certainly have a man in charge who is willing to put the club first in their search for glory. Despite any eccentricities he may show, Cellino is clearly keen on the club, and he may just be the right man to lead the Whites back into the Premier League, and maybe even into Europe - with Champions League glory waiting.

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