Max Gradel Wants To Return To Leeds! TSS September 21, 2012 Leeds United 82 Comments Max Gradel has told Leeds United fans that if they want to see him back at Elland Road, they need to convince the club to facilitate his return. The Ivory Coast international left Elland Road in 2011 for French side St Etienne and has since posted a series of tweets expressing his love for Leeds United. Gradel, still only 24 years of age, was a huge hit with Whites fans scoring 22 goals in 63 league appearances for the club. He’s widely considered to be the kind of creative player the current side is desperately lacking. Neil Warnock has made no secret of his desire to sign a new wide man following the departure of Robert Snodgrass, but a lack of funds has left him unable to do so thus far. However, the Leeds United manager revealed yesterday that he expects “positive news” regarding the takeover within the next 10 days, which could means funding will be available in the not so distant future. Since leaving Elland Road, Gradel has made 24 appearances for Saint Etienne scoring 6 goals.