The ill-feeling between certain players that have left Leeds United on loan after relegation and the club’s fans is high. Eight senior men went and one of those is Max Wober – but should we entertain a return?
Luis Sinisterra joined Wober, Rasmus Kristensen, Diego Llorente, Jack Harrison, Marc Roca, Robin Koch and Brenden Aaronson in taking advantage of relegation loan release clauses in their Leeds contracts.
Sonny Perkins, Cody Drameh, Sam Greenwood and Jack Jenkins have also gone on loan – but more in order to get game time and return to Leeds next summer. The eight just wanted to get out of our club.
That is despite being the main reason for our relegation in the first place. Jumping at the first sight of the exit door. £11m Wober is one of the worst. Reports suggested he was set to remain at Elland Road.
Captained our side against Barnsley behind closed doors. His move is one that doesn’t make sense. Aaronson has gone to a Champions League club. Sinisterra and Harrison, back to the Premier League.
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But for Wober, he just joins a bottom-third Bundesliga club. Meh. Wober commented on his long-term future and remained tight-lipped about a return to Leeds – says he is not thinking about the future.
Wober comments on future: Should we entertain Leeds future?
It is still incredibly early and things can happen. Wober has made it clear that he has joined Gladbach to improve his chances of playing at Euro 2024. So, realistically, he is using Gladbach for international gain.
He only played for us for six months – so, he may feel there is unfinished business at Leeds. There is still a route back to Leeds for Wober if he makes it clear he wants to play for us – whichever division that is.
Of course, he is a player with plenty of talent. Liam Cooper’s contract ends next summer – and Wober would be a top-quality replacement. Maybe, it is best to keep Wober in mind and allow a possible return.