RedBull Salzburg defender Max Wober has been spotted in Yorkshire ahead of completing a £10.6million move to Leeds United this month – with the Austria international expected to be the first in the door this month at Elland Road.

Wober, 24, is set to complete a move to Leeds. Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed the two clubs had agreed a fee. Salzburger Nachrichten claim that Wober completed a Leeds medical on Thursday, ahead of a move.

Now, it seems the rumours are in fact, true. Wober, who has been playing at left-back for Salzburg this season, but is naturally a centre-back, is on his way to Elland Road. The kind of player that the Whites really need under Jesse Marsch.

As is the way with our support and Leeds fans on social media, supporters have broken the news on Twitter that Wober is in Yorkshire. Leeds fan Richard Idle posted a photo on Twitter alongside the player in Yorkshire – ahead of a deal.

Photo: Austria star Wober spotted in Yorkshire ahead of move to Leeds

With Liam Cooper struggling in the middle of late, and Junior Firpo failing to rid himself of the tag of ‘flop’, Leeds did need a left-back. Or, a centre-back, that would see Struijk move into the middle. Wober gives Leeds the option of both.

Naturally a left-sided centre-back but impressing this season at left-back, it will be interesting to see where Marsch will play Wober. But it is nice to have that kind of problem in that position – after eight goal involvements in 21 games.

Where else do Leeds need to spend? Well, the Whites need another striker. One to replace Patrick Bamford who is still on the sidelines after an operation in Munich. Perhaps, more midfield cover, too. But otherwise, Wober is the priority.

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