Championship giants Leeds United are showing interest in securing the services of former Manchester United winger Kieran Richardson after a move to Bristol City fell through, according to the Burton Mail.

The winger had been training with the Robins following his release by relegated Aston Villa and it was thought that Ashton Gate would be his next destination.

However, Bristol City manager Lee Johnson opted against the move and now the player is on the lookout for a new club, with the Championship most likely to remain the place where he will ply his trade.

The Whites are on the lookout for experienced players who will add depth to their squad, having only done one deal on deadline day, and Richardson could be an option.

Garry Monk's team did not bring in a striker before the window closed and although Richardson is a winger, the former Swansea boss may feel his acquisition can improve supply to the side's forwards.


Richardson joined Manchester United's academy from West Ham in 2001 and was promoted to the senior squad the following year after an impressive season.

Between 2002 and 2007, the 31-year-old played a total of 75 matches for Manchester United, scoring nine goal and also setting up four more for his team-mates.

Richardson joined Sunderland and went on to play 149 matches and score 15 goals for the Black Cats. He also provided his team-mates with 12 equally important assists.