Austrian outlet Salzburger Nachrichten say Salzburg captain Max Wober completed a medical at Leeds United on Thursday ahead of a move that is likely to cost Leeds around £14million – with Wober seen as a ‘dream’ signing.
Wober, 24, looks set to join Leeds in the January window as the Whites look to solve the left side of their defence. Fabrizio Romano first broke the news earlier this week, saying Leeds were preparing an offer worth £14.2million.
A player that joined Ajax from Rapid Vienna, but struggled at the Dutch side. A loan move to Sevilla did not work, but a move back to his home country of Salzburg has got the best out of him. Working with Jesse Marsch, at Salzburg.
Of course, alongside Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson, too. Phil Hay told his Athletic podcast on Thursday that he expected there would be a good chance of it happening. Now, it seems Wober has already done a medical.
SN report that Wober has not only undergone a medical, but has already passed it. Marsch sees Wober as a ‘dream’ signing, and that all is left to do is for the two sides to agree a fee. With a medical done, it is likely to go through.
Wober completed Leeds medical on Thursday, likely to cost around £14m
The left-footed defender is much-needed at Elland Road. A player that has shown he can play on the left side of two centre-backs, the left of a back three, or as a left-back. This season, he has been playing in the latter role.
Clocking up 21 appearances for Salzburg and wearing the captain’s armband, he has had a hand in eight goals for the Austrian champions. With Liam Cooper struggling, it gives Marsch a decision to make in his defensive line.
Does he move Pascal Struijk into the middle to replace Cooper, and place Wober on the left of the defence? Or does he simply put Wober into centre-back as a direct replacement for the Scotland star. Time will tell, with Wober.