Reliable Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay has revealed that Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson could be available this summer, which has excited Leeds United fans at the prospect of his return.
The Elland Road outfit are set for a summer revamp after the Whites missed out on the Championship play-offs, with a host of players seemingly set to leave.
Leeds fans will hope that full owner in waiting Andrea Radrizzani will inject some much-needed transfer funds into the club and allow Garry Monk to bring in the players he wants.
Howson is a product of the Yorkshire club’s youth system and made 185 league appearances for his boyhood club over the space of six years in the Whites first team.
The 28-year-old left Leeds in 2012 to join Norwich, but as can be seen below, could well be available for transfer this summer.
the word is that he'd be available. A player Leeds could do with.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 3, 2017
The lack of a proven goalscoring midfielder has been something that has blighted Monk’s team this season, with an over-reliance on Chris Wood to provide the firepower.
The Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to express their desire for Howson to return, with the best tweets below:
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) May 3, 2017
If available at reasonable money could do a real job for us, PL/Championship experience. Good age and could settle very quickly. No brainer
— Dirty Filthy Leeds (@VileAnimals) May 3, 2017
do it @andrearadri
— M Milner (@MilnerM95) May 3, 2017
Now that would be one hell of a signing. A leader in the middle of the park which we haven't had since he left
— Bryn Johnson (@BrynLufc) May 3, 2017
Sign. Jonny. Howson.
I'll. Love. You. Forever. #lufc
— Jack (@EllandReports) May 3, 2017
Howson could be made available by Norwich?! Get him back! #lufc
— Thomas Bradley (@TBradley23) May 3, 2017
If Howson is available we must sign him. Simple as that
— Aleks (@Aleks_LUFC) May 3, 2017
Bring back Howson! #lufc
— Oliver Edwards (@OliverEdwards19) May 3, 2017
Would love us to get Howson back, real quality in this league, plus he's Leeds #lufc
— James Normington (@NormsyJ) May 3, 2017
We need to bring back Howson. Perfect for what we need.
— #SignGarryMonk (@MonkLufc) May 3, 2017