Leeds United remain interested in Kai Wagner as they look to make signings during the January transfer window, according to a report from The Athletic.

Next month is going to be a massive one for Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch. Leeds find themselves in a precarious position in the Premier League. And they return to competitive action with a clash against Manchester City.

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Any doubts over the amount of work that lies ahead were put to bed on Wednesday as Leeds were beaten 4-2 by Monaco. The Whites played better than the scoreline suggests. However, a mad 10 minute period saw the side go from being level at 1-1 to being 4-1 down.

Leeds monitoring Kai Wagner

Robin Koch was the only defender who impressed. And the result highlighted the need to strengthen further at the back, particularly at left-back.

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Pascal Struijk has done well in the role. But he is at his best in the middle. And of course, Junior Firpo has had a pretty torrid time at Elland Road.

The Athletic suggests that Leeds do want to sign a left-back and a striker in January. And it is suggested that Wagner is one of the players on the wishlist.

The 25-year-old is no stranger to the Leeds radar. Journalist Ben Jacobs claimed on Twitter in the summer that the Whites were in talks to sign the German, with Marsch himself driving the interest.

It would not necessarily be a signing that fans go crazy for. The highest level Wagner played at before his move to Major League Soccer was the German third tier. So it may not be a game-changing signing by any means.

But he was extremely impressive for Philadelphia Union this season, providing nine assists in 37 games.

If Struijk sees out the season at left-back, Leeds may not suffer too much. He has done extremely well given his lack of experience there.

Therefore, the Whites may not feel that they need to break the bank for a new left-back. And thus, Wagner may seem like a smart target.

And if it leaves Leeds with a healthier budget for the other areas in the squad, then it may not be a bad piece of business if the Whites do sign Wagner.

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