Leeds retain Gradel
Leeds have received a massive boost after extending Max Gradel's loan spell from Leicester City.
Last Updated: 13/11/09 4:21pm
Leeds United have received a massive boost after extending Max Gradel's loan spell from Leicester City.
The talented winger has made a big impression at Elland Road after joining on a month's loan from the Walkers Stadium.
Gradel, who has been increasing his fitness levels with each game for Leeds, started his first match for the club in Wednesday's JPT win over Grimsby.
The match was meant to be the 21-year-old's last, but Leeds have extended his loan until 2nd January, although The Foxes have a 24-hour release clause.
Whites boss Simon Grayson has expressed his delight at lengthening the loan deal and has thanked Leicester boss Nigel Pearson.
"We're delighted Leicester have agreed to let Max stay on, and I'd like to thank Nigel Pearson for allowing him to do that," he told the club's official website.
"Max has done well for us. He has fitted in well, he has brought something different, and he was keen to stay on.
"Leicester do have a 24-hour recall, but as it stands we now have him as part of our squad until the New Year and with a busy period coming up after we start again at Brighton, he will have a role to play here."