James Milner has been talking about moving back to Leeds United.
James Milner has told Radio Yorkshire that a return to Leeds United is a real possibility in the future, although he does not want to make any promises.
When asked if he would want to return to Leeds in the future, Milner said: “Yeah, never say never. Being a Leeds fan, and playing there as a kid, the unfortunate thing for me was only being there for two years. I don’t want to say yes definitely or no definitely, as you never know what can happen in football, but I’d always love to play for Leeds. It is always special to play for you hometown club.”
Milner started his playing career with Leeds, progressing through their academy and making 49 appearances before leaving for Newcastle in 2004.
He was regarded as one of the brightest talents in English football when coming through the side, and since then, the midfielder has played for some of England’s biggest clubs.
He left Newcastle for Aston Villa, before linking up with Manchester City and winning two Premier League titles. He left City over the summer, joining Liverpool on a free transfer, where he has established himself as a key member of the first-team squad - and vice captain - under Jurgen Klopp.
He is still only 29-years-old, and his style of play looks to be altering over the years to adapt to his physicality, meaning Milner could realistically play for a few more years at the top end of the game.
However, the English international has admitted that only playing for Leeds for a short time has been one of the disappointments of his career, and returning to Elland Road in a playing capacity would be special.
He will not confirm that heading to Leeds in the future is his plan, but Milner hardly needs the money after a successful career, and romanticism and nostalgia could be enough to convince him to head back to his boyhood club and help them in their search for Premier League football.