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Leeds United sign Max Gradel from Leicester City

Max Gradel
Gradel had played just one game for Leicester this season

Leeds United have completed the signing of Max Gradel from Leicester City.

The Ivorian winger has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Elland Road after a three-month loan spell at the club that saw him score three goals.

The 22-year-old had made just one substitute appearance for the Foxes this season and handed in a transfer request last week.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:"He is a joy to work with, enthusiastic and always with a smile."

Gradel became an instant hit with Leeds fans with some explosive performances as substitute after moving to Elland Road on an original one-month deal in October.

He is probably the only player I've signed that after seeing him for just 10 minutes everyone wants me to sign him up full time

Simon Grayson

"He's a good player and has brought a lot to this club," added Grayson.

"When he's started games he's scored goals and set them up, and when he comes off the bench he is always lively.

"The crowd have taken to him from day one and he is probably the only player I've signed that after seeing him for just 10 minutes everyone wants me to sign him up full time."



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