Leeds born Nick Montgomery of Sheffield United fame has once again been linked with a move to Elland Road.

This time the alleged deal would involve Billy Paynter moving in the opposite direction – a move that is sure to please the majority of Leeds United fans after the striker struggled to find his scoring boots during his first season at the club.

The move would seem to be a win-win for all parties. Leeds United would get the capable defensive midfield they’ve sought after for so long, Montgomery would get a return to the Championship, Sheffield United would get a striker with a proven track record in League One (top goalscorer 2009-10) and Billy Paynter would get a lot more first team football than he’s likely to get at Elland Road.

Montgomery has spent his entire career at Bramall Lane and has turned down an advance from Leeds United before. However, following Sheffield United’s relegation to League One at the end of last season and Leeds’ 7th place finish, Montgomery may see a transfer as his final shot at the big time.