Liverpool midfielder James Milner has appeared to quash chances of a dream return to Leeds United while celebrating his five-year anniversary with the Reds.
There were hopes that once the Whites had potentially earned promotion to the Premier League, Milner would follow suit and come back to Elland Road.
Milner has never refused to comment on a potential move and admitted that he would be open to a return to West Yorkshire if it was a possible [Liverpool Echo].
The Liverpool Echo celebrated the Reds signing Milner five years ago by posting on their official Twitter account some of his best bits.
Must to the disappointment of Leeds fans, Milner responded to the post claiming that he is looking forward to another five in Merseyside.
“Amazing five years at Liverpool, looking forward to the next five,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) June 4, 2020
There it is, written out plain and clear – it makes any chance of a reunion in the immediate future highly unlikely.
It could disappoint fans, but looking at the bigger picture, Marcelo Bielsa will see a future in the Premier League without the likes of Milner anyway.
Bielsa has cemented his plans in midfield in the past two years, with Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich both integral parts of his tactics in midfield.
It is hard to imagine anyone but them two starting the first game of next season, even if it is in the Premier League. Milner has spoken of his wishes to return to Leeds, but it looks like it won’t happen this summer.
ESPN has reported that Leeds are tracking Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, and we would much prefer him coming through the doors at Elland Road if we had the choice.
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