The 19 former players Leeds United could come face-to-face with in the Premier League next season

During Leeds United’s 16-year absence from the Premier League, fans have witnessed the departures of academy graduates, popular characters and much more.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 5:01 pm
The former players Leeds United will come up against in the Premier League next season.

But next season in the top-flight could see the Whites reunite with former players, albeit on the opposition.

Scroll and click through the pages to see who they are:

Rose is likely to leave Spurs this summer having spent the second half of last season on loan at Newcastle United and has already been linked with a return to Leeds.

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Like Rose, Delph’s name has been mooted around Elland Road but the midfielder has a point to prove at Everton having struggled with injuries following his £8m from Man City last summer.
Snodgrass, who left Leeds in 2012, was a regular under David Moyes at West Ham last season before a long-term back injury ruled him out of the restart.
Bartley earned promotion to the Premier League with West Brom after finishing runners up behind former loan club Leeds.
Promoted to the Premier League with Fulham on Tuesday evening. He was released from Leeds aged 16 in 2007 without making a first-team appearance.
Leeds sold Wood for £15m in 2017 - Burnley’s joint club-record signing - and comes into 2020/21 in fantastic form having scored 14 goals last term - the most by any Clarets player in their top-flight history.
The Leeds academy graduate and Premier League winner has spoken recently about facing his boyhood club, who he left in 2004, admitting it’ll be “weird”.
Will he stay at Brighton? Will he rejoin Leeds? Or will he move elsewhere? White’s situation this summer is something Leeds are keeping a very close eye on.
Kasper, son of Manchester United favourite Peter, spent one season at Elland Road. In an interview last year, he claimed he regretted joining Leeds from Notts County after just three weeks.
Sharp’s Blades were promoted ahead of Leeds in 2018/19 but will again lock horns in the Premier League in a Yorkshire derby.
Three years on from his Elland Road exit, Taylor has established himself as a regular under Sean Dyche, though missed the final two games of last season with a hamstring problem.
It’s likely the Leeds academy graduate will go out on loan again next season but nevertheless, he is still officially on the books at Tottenham.
Nketiah was expected to join another Championship club when Arsenal recalled him from Leeds in January but the arrival of Mikel Arteta sparked first-team opportunities for the 21-year-old.
Townsend initially joined Leeds on a season-long loan in 2012 but after seven appearances, the winger decided he wasn’t settled at Elland Road under Neil Warnock.
McCarthy had a short loan at Leeds in the 2011-12 season and after permanent spells with QPR and Crystal Palace, he’s earned his way to Southampton’s number one.
The Northern Ireland international is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Clarets, however could now rival Nick Pope for the number one spot following Joe Hart’s release.
Joined Leeds on loan in 2011 whilst at Tottenham Hotspur, however now captains West Bromwich Albion, who were, of course, promoted alongside the Whites.
Following a torrid time with injuries at Palace, Wickham hopes he can force his way back into Roy Hodgson’s plans after spending the second half of last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.
Barkley showed very little during his four-game loan spell at Elland Road but after starring for boyhood club Everton, a £15m move to Chelsea was finalised in 2018.
Matthew Pennington (Everton), Lewis Baker (Chelsea) and Izzy Brown (Chelsea) are on the books at Premier League clubs, though first-team opportunities seem very unlikely.