Gradel enjoying Leeds life

Whites' loan star interested in staying on

Gradel: Impressing for Leeds

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Leeds United's on-loan star Max Gradel has stated for a second time that he would like to extend his stay.

The Leicester City playmaker initially joined Leeds on a month's loan in October, a deal that was then extended until the New Year.

Gradel has continued to impress for Leeds recently, including netting a late winner against Leyton Orient last week and setting up both goals in their 2-0 win at Oldham on Tuesday.

Leeds fans continued to sing Gradel's praises at Boundary Park, singing 'sign him up' a chant that started within minutes of his impressive debut against Norwich City.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson recently ruled out selling Gradel to Leeds permanently, however, manager Simon Grayson could still move to secure his services on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

Very happy

"I'm very happy here," Gradel told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "The season didn't start well for me but I'm playing first-team football and I want that to carry on.

"When January comes we'll see what comes up but everything's going well and as long as I'm playing, I'm happy.

"I hear (what the fans are chanting) and it's very nice but this isn't up to me.

"I'm a Leicester City player and I've seen the Leicester manager saying that I'm part of his plans. But I want to play first-team football and I'd go anywhere to do that."