Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel left Leeds yesterday to sign for
indie dance band French side St Etienne, he was quoted as saying
"It is with a heavy heart that I have asked to leave Leeds United.
“It was a difficult decision for me as Leeds has been a wonderful place to live and play football. However, I have made the decision based on my career development and the opportunity to play at the highest level in France is too big an opportunity to turn down.
“I want to thank all the Leeds United fans who loyally follow the team up and down the country as you have made my time at the club very special. I also want to thank Simon Grayson, my team-mates and everyone at the club for all your help and support and giving me the opportunity to play for this great club"
Today the obligatory photo has emerged of Max signing his new contract together with his heavy heart.