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James Milner

Former England international Darren Bent believes James Milner will end his career at Leeds United. The veteran midfielder started his career at United when he was just 10-years-old and 23 years later, a return is being mooted.

Milner, who supported Leeds as a youngster, wants to remain with the Reds but his current deal expires at the end of the season and the club hasn’t been in rush to tie him down.

KOPTALK understands that Milner has indicated a desire to move to Leeds should Liverpool let him a go, a decision which would stun the Anfield faithful who believe he should be retained.

Bent told Football Insider: “When you’ve got somebody who’s had a decorated career like he has, there’s only one place he can return. He was Leeds’ youngest ever goalscorer, they love him down there.

“He doesn’t need the money, the money’s out of it, he’s won all the trophies – I almost said bar the Champions League but he’s won that, he’s won everything there is to win. It is fitting for him to go back there and play where it all started and finish his career there.

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“He might become captain, he’s obviously going to do a job at a very, very high level, what a story that would be.

“I’m sure Bielsa would welcome him with open arms. That experience, he keeps himself in great nick, it wouldn’t surprise me if he did return there.”

Meanwhile, it is claimed that Leeds United will consider making an approach for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard if Marcelo Bielsa leaves Elland Road when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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