Former Leeds United ace James Milner eyes 'amazing' Elland Road return and reveals Whites' current level of transfer interest

Former Leeds United midfielder James Milner has revealed that he still harbours ambitions of one day returning to Elland Road as a player, as speculation over his future continues while his contract at Liverpool continues to tick down.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:39 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 12:01 pm

The veteran midfielder will be out of contract in the summer, which has sparked rumours that he could look to return to his boyhood club for the final chapter of his career - in what would be 16 years on from leaving the Whites for Newcastle United in 2004.

Speaking to The Sportsman, Milner opened up on his plans for the future, and claimed: "I am a Leeds lad and I want the team to do well, I’m a fan. I always follow the team and the results.

"So you can never say 'No' or even 'Yes' because just so much changes in football, you never know what happens. At the moment I’m a Champions League winner with Liverpool and this year we’re really going for the Premier League, but I don’t know what the future will hold."

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He went on to reveal that he's yet to be approached by the Whites over a potential return, and said: "It would be amazing to play for Leeds again but no-one from the club has ever contacted me about that.

"People talk about my age and that I’m getting on, and could I continue after Liverpool, but I don’t think I’m typical physically for my age.”

The ex-England international could make history with Liverpool this season, as they look to win their first top tier title since 1990. With that milestone ticked off the bucket list alongside the Champions League, Leeds fans will be hopeful that a glorious return to West Yorkshire could be next on the cards.