Thursday, 16 June 2011

Woodgate lined up for Leeds return

According to a report in today's Daily Star Leeeds United manger Simon Grayson has lined up Jonathan Woodgate as the second Leeds old boy he wants to return to Elland Road.Simon Grayson has already expressed an interest in bringing striker turned midfielder Alan Smith back to his hometown team following the former England star’s release by Newcastle.Now he wants the injury-ravaged Jonathan Woodgate to forge a central defensive partnership with fit-again Patrick Kisnorbo as Leeds launch another bid for promotion to the Premier League after an agonising seven-year exile.Woodgate, 31, becomes a free agent when his Tottenham contract runs out at the end of this month and he is currently thinking over a pay-as-you-play deal to stay at White Hart Lane.But the lure of a two-year contract with the club where it all began for him 13 years ago may be too good for the former England and Real Madrid defender to turn down.Woodgate, who made 155 appearances for Leeds before joining Newcastle in a £9m switch eight years ago, has suffered a miserable time at Spurs since arriving as a £7m capture from Middlesbrough in 2008.He has been plagued by a recurring groin problem and played just one game last season before being sidelined with an abductor injury.



  1. If he can prove his fitness, sign him up!!!!

  2. He may prove an asset to the club helping the organization of the defence,something we lacked last season,the problem is of course his fitness but even if he could play say a third of the games that could be the diffrence between promotion and also rans.

  3. If hes fit & dose'nt break down and is willing to take a huge pay cut he'd be a class signing.