Max Wober reportedly completed a medical on Thursday with only a fee needing to be agreed between RedBull Salzburg and Leeds United – and now, Fabrizio Romano reports Leeds are close to completing a £10.6m deal for him.
Wober, 24, has impressed over the last few years at Salzburg. Coming through the ranks at Rapid Vienna, he struggled following a move to Ajax, and a loan at Sevilla. He joined Salzburg, and working under Jesse Marsch, started to shine.
The Austria international has largely played in the middle of the defence. But this season, he has been used as a left-back – having a hand in eight goals during 21 appearances this season. Two goals and six assists, for the Austria star.
Now, Marsch wants a reunion. The third signing Leeds have made from Salzburg since the end of last season, after Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson. Salzburger Nachrichten said he had passed a Leeds medical on Thursday.
Romano delivers a further update. He says Leeds have agreed a fee of £10.6million, with final paperworks being done. The Whites have struck an agreement with both Salzburg, and the player himself. Romano Tweeted: “Here We Go”.
Romano reports Leeds are close to completing £10.6m Wober deal
Initial reports suggested a fee for Wober would be around £14million. So, to get him for more than £3million less than originally believed is impressive business. The Austria star will hopefully solve our problem on the left of defence.
Whether that is, he comes in as a left-sided centre-back for Liam Cooper – or plays at left-back. Allowing Pascal Struijk to come into the middle. Either way, a smart signing. A good value for an international player at just 24 years of age.
Marsch has not been deterred by Kristensen’s struggles after swapping Salzburg for the Premier League. Aaronson has been superb. So, all eyes will be on Wober’s first games at Elland Road – but there is every chance he could be a find.