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Leeds United head betting to reunite with ex-Elland Road ace

| 18.05.2017

Leeds United fans may have endured a frustrating end to the season with a play-off spot eventually eluding them, but there soon be news to lift their spirits, with the Whites clear favourites to re-sign former club favourite Jonny Howson.

The Morley-born midfielder left Leeds for Norwich City in 2012 having come through the club’s youth set-up before playing 219 games, chalking up 27 goals and 22 assists along the way.

But now he’s 6/4 to make Elland Road his next port of call, while 7/4 says he reunites with his boyhood club this summer.

And having managed a modest 61 goals in the Championship this term, there’s little doubt the Whites could do with some added creative flair – especially having been over-reliant on Chris Wood to do the work in front of goal.

However, they could face competition from Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls are 4/1 to snap up the 28-year-old, and with the midfielder’s asking price believed to be around £4m, there’s little doubt he’d be out of their budget.

Newly-promoted Newcastle United (5/1) and Swansea City (6/1) follow them in the betting, and a move to the Swans could prove tempting, with Howson’s former Canaries teammates Martin Olsson and Leroy Fer among their ranks.

Meanwhile, the betting is rounded out by Aston Villa at 7/1 and 10/1 shots Hull City.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Jonny Howson – Next Club

Leeds United – 6/4

Sheffield Wednesday – 4/1

Newcastle United – 5/1

Swansea City – 6/1

Aston Villa – 7/1

Hull City – 10/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.