Report: Liam Bridcutt hoping for Leeds United switch

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The Sunderland midfielder is not in the first team picture at the Stadium of Light.

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Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is eager to move to Leeds United ahead of the new season, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, having played at Elland Road on loan last season.

Bridcutt has found himself ostracised from the Black Cats first team picture this summer over the last 12 months, failing to make an appearance in the initial months of the previous campaign under Dick Advocaat and the Sam Allardyce.

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The 27-year-old may be grateful that Allardyce has left the Stadium of Light for England, but new boss David Moyes hasn't appeared to have done much to reintroduce the midfielder to the senior squad, leaving him out of the group that has been taken to France for the club's pre-season tour.

Bridcutt joined the Whites last November, staying until the end of the season. He played 27 times for the Yorkshire outfit, helping them to 13th position in the Championship.

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Having been signed by former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, the Uruguayan managed him during a successful spell at the Seagulls, Bridcutt never really managed to make an impression in the Premier League, but earlier reports suggest Leeds boss Garry Monk is interested in bringing him back to the club on a permanent basis.

The YEP report suggests the former Swansea boss has identified Bridcutt as the kind of player Leeds need this season, and with the Black Cats eager to get the midfielder off their wages, Bridcutt is hoping something can be sorted out between the clubs.

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