Some Liverpool fans on Twitter believe that James Milner could still sign for Leeds United next summer.
The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract extension at Anfield to commit himself until the year 2022.
Milner's future was a subject of speculation in recent months, and the man himself, who began his career at Leeds, has repeatedly suggested that he'd be open to a return to Elland Road.
And some Liverpool supporters believe that Milner could still end up at Leeds if they win promotion, despite his new deal.
Here's their reaction to the announcement:
I’m absolutely fine with Milner’s contract extension, feel like people underestimate his influence and importance behind the scenes and in the dressing room.— Josh (@KloppStyle) December 13, 2019
Might even mean we can get a fee for him from Leeds over the next couple of seasons, if they come up
new contract for Milner now too, 50m now if Leeds want him back— Dale Field (@DaleF_86) December 13, 2019
What if this Milner extension just turns into us finessing £25m from Leeds? We’ll need to set up a department dedicated just to giving Michael Edwards back rubs.— Paul (@Kolology) December 13, 2019
This is very unexpected. I assumed he would be Leeds captain in the Prem next season.— Barry Stanley (@stanistuta) December 13, 2019
Definitely not gonna say no to another year of Milner tho. https://t.co/72TPQeKnX9
Though curious if Milner still wants to jump ship to Leeds if they're promoted...— Christian B (@crispychri) December 13, 2019
Pleased with Milner's contract extension. Think he still can do a job for us for some time yet. I imagine he will have a summer exit clause though should Leeds get promoted back to the Premier League. #LFC— Mike (@aguyiusedtoknow) December 13, 2019
Well done to Milner on his new contract...thought he'd (hopefully) win the league with us go to Leeds who get promoted and he helps keeps them up to finish his illustrious career off #lfc— Andy Barrett (@andrewbarrett70) December 13, 2019
Strange that we resigned Milner. Would have thought for all money he would go to Leeds when they get promoted.— jimbo (@kruse_jamie83) December 13, 2019
A large part of me hopes Milner gets to play for his Leeds one last time in the Prem.— L21_JFT96_ (@_K_e_v__) December 14, 2019
Then when he walks out at Anfield he'll probably get one of the best ever receptions for a former player.
You don’t think Milner to Leeds if they finally get promoted? Maybe a clause in his new contract ?— jimbo (@kruse_jamie83) December 13, 2019
Is Milner to Leeds still a go? Sort of, but they have to win promotion.
The West Yorkshire side will be due a huge windfall if they end their 16-year exile from the top flight and only that sort of money would allow them to re-sign Milner, whose last deal was worth £140,000 per week [Spotrac].
So much hinges on promotion for Leeds this season, but if they do go up then Milner would be a mere bonus. The chance to re-establish themselves among England's elite is the real prize.
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