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Saint Etienne reportedly put €10m price-tag on former Leeds United favourite Max Gradel

A player fondly remembered at Leeds United will not come cheap if he leaves his current side this summer.

According to a report from France Football later confirmed by Inside Futbol, Saint Etienne have put a €10million price-tag on former Leeds United favourite Max Gradel.

That alleged price is no surprise considering how well the 27-year-old has performed this season, with the Ivory Coast international ending the campaign with 17 goals in 40 matches, including 13 in his last 12 appearances.

That kind of form is likely to have attracted plenty of interest from elsewhere, but it remains to be seen what the future holds for a player who previously turned out 82 times for Leeds.

Gradel’s form went through the roof after his return from the Africa Cup of Nations and clubs may be wary of paying a considerable amount for him only to see his form tail-off in the next campaign.

But there is a feeling Gradel has now reached his peak and the next few years could see him continue to score on a consistent basis.

How Leeds could do with him now, but for that kind of money, and with Premier League football still some way off, there is practically no chance it will happen.

But a couple of top-flight sides in England could be casting admiring glances his way.

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