Indeed, it's been a tough journey at times for the forward, who was out with a serious injury earlier this season.
But Gradel is now a top-flight forward and has already scored in the Premier League.
Leeds fans will remember him well and they could do with someone to be as clinical against QPR on Tuesday night.
QPR have hit form of late but were unfortunate to lose 3-2 to Middlesbrough on Friday night.
Leeds, however, have lost both of their last two games - both Yorkshire derbies - being thrashed 4-1 by Huddersfield before a 2-1 defeat at Rotherham United..
In truth, neither Leeds nor QPR have all that much to play for this season. But both will still want to give something back to their fans after disappointing campaigns so far.