El-Hadji Diouf to become Leeds United legend by firing club to Premier League

El-Hadji Diouf: Wants to write his name in the Leeds United history books by firing them back into the Premier League.

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El-Hadji Diouf is hoping to write his name in the Leeds United history books by firing them back into the Premier League.

The controversial striker signed a short-term contract on Saturday that will see him remain at the Yorkshire club until January.

The 31-year-old claims he turned down lucrative offers from abroad as the challenge of playing for Leeds far outweighs any monetary benefits.

"the challenge is bigger here. If I help get Leeds into the Premier League then I'll be a legend."

El-Hadji Diouf

"It's not about money or anything like that. It's about the challenge," Diouf, who signed a £5,000-a-week deal with the Whites, told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"I could have gone to Qatar, Dubai or somewhere else but the challenge is bigger here. If I help get Leeds into the Premier League then I'll be a legend. That's the best I can do.

"Leeds United - everyone knows them around the world. Why wouldn't you want to help this club to be in the Premier League next season?"