Mail+ claim Max Wober rejected a move to Roma and Jose Mourinho to join Leeds United this week – after the Whites confirmed the signing of the Austria international on Tuesday, for a fee believed to be in the region of £10million.

Wober, 24, joins Leeds after shining for Salzburg for more than three years. Naturally a centre-back, Wober has been captaining the Austrian champions from left-back this season. In 21 games, he has had a hand in eight goals.

Leeds have been keen to solve their left-back issues. Wober may do that – but he may also come straight into the side at centre-back and replace Liam Cooper. Against West Ham tonight, Wober will be unavailable, a crucial fixture.

But he is likely to feature against Championship side Cardiff City on the weekend. Mail+ say it was not only Leeds in pursuit of Wober, but in fact, Mourinho’s Roma were keen to lure Wober to Serie A. However, he chose Elland Road.

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Wober rejected move to Roma and Mourinho to join Leeds this week

A real coup, then. To reject a side currently in the Europa League, the chance to join one of Roma’s biggest clubs and to work under Mourinho is a real draw. One that lured Paulo Dybala to Roma in the summer. But he chose Leeds.

Perhaps, the chance to work under Jesse Marsch and reunite with Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen did the job. Maybe, the lure of the Premier League. Either way, Wober has moved to Leeds and he is ours until June 2027.

But now, Marsch must decide whether he will be the club’s left-back above Junior Firpo – moving Pascal Struijk into the middle. Or, he plays in the middle – in place of Cooper. It might be that Marsch looks at both choices before a decision.

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