Leeds United loan star Liam Bridcutt has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he would be keen to re-sign for his former club Brighton and Hove Albion.
Bridcutt, 26, is currently on loan at Leeds until the end of the season, having struggled to break into the Sunderland first-team this season.
The former Chelsea youngster has been a fixture of the Leeds side ever since arriving back in November, and manager Steve Evans has raved about his performances throughout his time at Elland Road.
However, reports from The Sun back in December suggested that Brighton and Hove Albion and Cardiff City are continuing to monitor Bridcutt's progress with Leeds, as they are keen to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis.
Bridcutt actually made his name with Brighton during three-and-a-half years with the club, thriving under former Leeds assistant Gus Poyet as he racked up over 150 appearances for the Seagulls before heading to Sunderland in January 2014.
The once-capped Scotland international faced his former club on Monday, but was part of a Leeds side which was hammered 4-0 at the Amex Stadium in an embarrassing display.
Even though his manager Evans has discussed a permanent move for Bridcutt in a recent interview with BBC Radio Leeds, Bridcutt has in fact commented on the possibility of re-signing for Brighton at some stage in the near future.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bridcutt has admitted that he loved his time at Brighton, and would 'definitely' be keen to re-sign for the club ahead of what should be a big future for the player, considering his seemingly bleak future at Sunderland and interest from Leeds over a permanent deal.
"It was probably my best period in football. That was my opportunity to properly showcase what I could do and I had brilliant times there," said Bridcutt. "I know the place well and I’d call it home. My first child was born there and it’s where my family started. It’s where my career really started and it’s a club where, if there was the right opportunity to go back at some stage, I definitely would."
"Even when I first joined, the club always had direction. There was always a plan. Nothing happened by accident. They hit a bit of a rocky patch after losing Gus (Poyet) but, like most clubs, it happens. They seem to have got their stability back. I’m happy to see that," he added.
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