BBC Sport football


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 11:38 GMT, Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Grayson unsure on Gradel's future

Max Gradel
Leicester academy product Gradel was loaned to Bournemouth last year

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson says no decision has yet been made on whether or not loanee winger Max Gradel will stay at Elland Road.

The 21-year-old Ivorian, who scored the only goal against Leyton Orient on Tuesday night, is due to return to Leicester City on 2 January.

Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds: "We'll look at Max for a few more weeks.

"Leicester have loaned him out to get some match practice and we'll see where it takes us in January."

Gradel has been used mainly as a substitute since arriving at Leeds in October, but impressed enough for Grayson to extend his loan from the Walkers Stadium by another month.

He has scored twice already in seven appearances, including the 89th minute goal against Orient that maintained Leeds' six-point gap at the top of League One.

They might not want to sell him but while we've got him we'll enjoy him being here

Simon Grayson

"He's certainly made an impact and when a player contributes to the games and settles in very well to the football club, then it makes it easy for you sometimes for your decision to try to keep them.

"But that will be between us and Leicester to try and sort that out.

"We've extended his loan until January but Leicester have got a recall clause at any particular time and we're grateful to them for letting him out to us.

"They might not want to sell him but while we've got him we'll enjoy him being here."

Print Sponsor