A former Leeds United player has not ruled out playing for them again before he hangs up his boots.
Manchester City midfielder James Milner has revealed that he would ‘love’ to return to his hometown club Leeds United at some point in his career, in comments published on Leeds Trinity University’s official website.
The England international is approaching the end of his current contract at the Etihad Stadium and reports from the Daily Star claim Liverpool are on the verge of signing him on a free transfer.
But in a recent interview given to journalism students at the university, Milner explained that a return to Elland Road was not out of the question.
While now may not be the perfect time for Leeds to swoop for an unlikely free transfer, Milner still has a few years left in him yet, and he said, “If it happens, it is the right time and Leeds want me at some point, then I would obviously love to.”
Milner played 49 times for Leeds before moving to Newcastle United in 2004.
He later played for Aston Villa and then City, but it seems another top flight club will soon be benefitting from his talent and work ethic.
But could a Milner in his thirties be turning out for the club where he made his name? Only time will tell, but it seems clear he would be up for it, if fate allows.