Leeds United have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old.

Reported Leeds target Max Gradel has suggested to Bournemouth’s official website that he intends to stay and fight for his future with the Premier League club.

The Sun reported last week that Leeds were interested in re-signing the 29-year-old, whom the report claims was heading for either Nantes or Toulouse in France.

 

The Ivorian winger, who spent a couple of years at Elland Road, certainly endeared himself to Cherries boss Eddie Howe recently by scoring and setting up another in Saturday’s friendly with Portuguese outfit Estoril.

And speaking to the Premier League club’s official website, Gradel, also linked to Sunderland, intimated that he sees himself at Dean Court next season.

Gradel, whose spell with Bournemouth has been dogged by injury, said after being asked whether it was a “fresh start” for him: “It is because I have come a long way.

“I need to find a fresh point to start and hope I find it now and then, hopefully, I can help my team and my team-mates this season.

“I have a good feeling about this season so aim to keep working hard and make sure I keep doing well.”

Leeds have signed nine players this summer, and seven of those were not at the club last season. None of them are naturally defenders, however, and perhaps the Whites’ Director of Football Victor Orta should focus on defensive reinforcements before adding more attacking quantities. 

Gradel previously scored 22 goals in 63 league outings for the Yorkshire outfit.

 

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