Leeds United are reportedly closing in on the signing of RedBull Salzburg defender Max Wober and Archie Gray has just hinted at a move – by liking a post on Instagram of Wober alongside current Leeds star Rasmus Kristensen.
Wober, 24, has starred for Salzburg over the past three years. Joining the club from Ajax in the summer of 2019, he has gone on to play 125 times for the Austrian champions. This season, he has moved to left-back from centre-back.
It has worked well for the Salzburg skipper, having a hand in eight goals during 21 appearances. Now, he is set for Leeds. Salzburger Nachrichten said a medical had been done on Thursday. Fabrizio Romano says a deal is £10.6million.
Popular Leeds site LUFC Fan Zone posted an image of Kristensen with Wober during their Salzburg days on Instagram – with the caption “Wober x Kristensen” and the emoji “soon”. Indeed, an announcement is said to be imminent.
Gray has hinted at Wober move with Leeds reportedly closing in
It is a smart signing. Wober is young, he has experienced bigger European clubs before in the shape of Ajax and Sevilla. He is pretty cheap at less than £11million, and still young at 24, has played 209 senior matches for club and country.
Most importantly, he can operate at left-back or centre-back. That gives Jesse Marsch the chance to either play Wober in the middle of the defence in place of Liam Cooper – or move Pascal Struijk to the middle, and play Wober on the left.
A move is at an advanced stage with Leeds seemingly set to make a couple of moves in the January window. Perhaps, learning from past mistakes. Gray has hinted at a move, by liking the post which suggests a deal will happen soon.
Leeds teen Cian Coleman also liked the post.