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Olivier Dacourt makes Premier League promise to Leeds fan on Twitter

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Olivier Dacourt makes Premier League promise to Leeds fan on Twitter

Olivier Dacourt has responded to a Leeds United fan on Twitter by claiming he could attend Elland Road in full kit next season – with the club potentially on the verge of promotion to the Premier League.

Now retired, Dacourt was a member of the David O’Leary side that reached the Champions League semi-final, anchoring a midfield that included stars such as Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell and Norwegian ace Eirik Bakke.

Dacourt joined Leeds for a club-record fee from Lens in 2000 before leaving the club three years later when financial difficulty became apparent. A year after Dacourt’s exit, Leeds were relegated into the Championship.

Since that relegation in 2004, Leeds have failed to return to the Premier League. But under current owner Andrea Radrizzani, the club have ridded themselves of their previous debt. A Leeds fan posted a vivid dream he had of Dacourt in full kit.


Leeds currently sit at the top of the Championship with nine league games to go, and seven points clear of third. However, the current global health crisis may see Leeds fail to gain promotion – but no decision has been made.

Dacourt responds to the Leeds supporter’s post, stating he might make the dream a reality – and attend a fixture at Elland Road in full kit, which the Frenchman hopes will be in the Premier League.

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