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Exclusive: Dean Windass would welcome James Milner’s Leeds return

Dean Windass has exclusively told Football FanCast that James Milner would be open to a return to Leeds this summer.

Milner, who reportedly earns £140,000-a-week, left his hometown club almost 17 years ago as a teenager, and has regularly been linked with a move back to South Yorkshire, although a return to Elland Road has never quite materialised.

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The midfielder, who could face Leeds when Liverpool visit Elland Road later this month, previously refused to rule out the possibility of re-signing for the Whites when quizzed about the topic earlier in the season.

“You never know in football what’s around the corner” was Milner’s answer, although the experienced midfielder still has more than 12 months remaining on his contract at Anfield.

Milner turned 36 in January, but remains a regular in the Liverpool side and captained the side to a 3-0 victory at Arsenal last weekend, his 14th start in all competitions for the Reds this term.

And Windass told Football FanCast that he believes Milner would only sign for Marcelo Biesla’s team providing he’s a starter:

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“Being a local lad, would he go back to Leeds? Yes. To end his career.

“But does he want to go back as a squad player, because that’s what he’d be. Bielsa would he go, ‘come in, but you’re not going to play week in week out, but I need you in the changing room’.

“Does James want to continue playing for another two seasons? If so, it won’t be at Leeds United. He’d get into any Premier League team outside the top-four because of his experience.

“I’ve known him for a long time, he’s teetotal the lad. You can tell by the way he’s lived his life and looked after himself.

“He might want to go back home to Yorkshire and enjoy his life, but he might want to go and play for another two seasons.”

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