Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Gradel Moves On

Gradel Moves On

Leeds United have signed winger Max Gradel on a permanent deal after the 22-year-old handed in a transfer request at the Walkers Stadium.

The fee, although undisclosed, is rumoured to be in the region of £200,000, as Gradel signs a two-and-a-half-year deal at Elland Road.

Gradel spent three months on loan with the League One club, finding the net three times during his spell, becoming a huge hit in the process.

He returned to Leicester last week after his loan spell ended, almost immediately submitting a transfer request after finding situation regarding his first team opportunities exactly the same.

Gradel hinted at regret as he left the Walkers, saying: 'Nigel did not want to sell me, but I said I wanted to go because I was not playing first-team football. I put in the transfer request because I had to. I wanted to play football again. I didn't want to play in the reserves again.

'I liked the Leicester fans. They have been very good to me and they always supported me.'

Leicester fans will no doubt feel regretful that their young star could never fully find his feet at the Walkers, but I'm sure I speak for everybody when I wish him well in his future endeavours.

Maxi, we still salute you for that free-kick.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday January 25 2010
Time: 6:41PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Should've Gone To Specsavers - Leicester v Chelsea

The Football Association have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Leicester City and Chelsea this Sunday.

Who Makes Southgate's Squad For March

England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed his squad for the upcoming games in the month of March.

Leicester Midfielder's Marbella Delight

Leicester City midfielder Matty James has spoken of the benefits the side can take as we go into the final matches of the campaign with a warm weather training camp...

Leicester Star Believes It's All To Play For

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has said he believes there's still plenty to play for in the current campaign as we close in on May.

Leicester City Archived Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Brom MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Iheanacho7%
Sub - Albrighton0%
Sub - Diabate0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League