It seems an eternity ago since Leeds fan Jonny Howson was the captain of his boyhood club back in 2011 after several tumultuous seasons which has seen the Whites go through seven managers since then.
Leeds have never really produced a player since Howson, apart from Lewis Cook, who is has proved themselves as a complete midfield player. One who can pick a pass, get the team on the attack as well as the ability to run from box to box, is something Leeds will need to get them back to the top tier.
TeamTalk revealed earlier today that the Whites have a bid in region of £4 million pounds lined up for the Canaries player when the summer transfer window opens, with rumours that the East Anglian club are looking to cut down their wage bill, and with Howson on a Premier League players wage, it seems inevitable that Norwich will be open to offers for him.
Leeds lacked fight as well as options at the back end of the last campaign, and Howson is a player that many of the Elland Road faithful would be glad to see back in a white shirt.
The 28-year-old wasn’t the only player to have departed West Yorkshire for East Anglia, with winger Robert Snodgrass and striker Luciano Becchio also making the move for a chance to play in the Premier League.
But with there being Premier League interest in the midfielder, it will be interesting to see if Howson will opt on a move to help the Whites get back to the top division, or go to a club who is already competing with the giants of English football.
Although there will be some annoyed at Howson for leaving Leeds, the majority of people connected with the club would welcome his return and should Garry Monk show interest, it will also be a much needed addition in what will be a highly anticipated season for the Whites.