Leeds United have targeted a return to the Premier League within two years, an aim that has been outlined by managing director David Haigh.

Majority shareholders GFH Capital announced changes to the club's boardroom on July 1 and Haigh, who was made Managing Director at the time has now targeted a return to the big time for the "last sleeping giant" of football.

With the Championship season looming, Brian McDermott has been shaping his side for a successful campaign, and just last week the Elland Road club made their biggest outlay for seven years with the signing of Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy for £1 million.

"Our ambition is to be back in the Premier League in two years and we think that's a realistic goal. It's what we are aiming for." "We have made significant changes. The training ground is top class already." Haigh told The Sun.

"Brian is also renowned for bring through young players and that's something we are keen for him to continue."

With Sam Byram, the club's latest academy product putting pen-to-paper on a three-year contract following a successful debut campign last time out, the club already look to be pressing ahead with these plans.

Byram will also be one to watch in the coming months, and the signal of intent given from his signing will be a major boost for the Leeds faithful as they aim to return to the Premier League for the first time in over eight years. 

Haigh added: "There's so much untapped energy at this club." "The atmosphere can be supercharged." "We will need that in pursuit of our goals and we don't think it's unreasonable for us to aim for the Premier League in two years' time."


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