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Felix Wiedwald’s career has failed to pick up since Leeds United exit

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Felix Wiedwald’s career has failed to pick up since Leeds United exit

The German has struggled to find any form since his move away from Leeds United.

This summer saw Leeds United give up on the German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald. Signed from Werder Bremen last summer to replace Rob Green it seemed a bizarre move at the time. However, it was clear Thomas Christiansen felt the German was better suited to the style of play he wanted to employ.

However, Wiedwald proved a flop in the Championship. He struggled to find any form and constant mistakes did not help him win over the Leeds fans.

After initially being replaced by Andy Lonergan both found themselves pushed down the pecking order by the form of Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

HULL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: Felix Wiedwald goalkeeper of Leeds United kicks the ball out of his box during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at the KCOM Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

With Wiedwald set to spend the season watching from the sidelines, Leeds let him go this summer.

He headed back to Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt. His move was seen as a direct competition with Danish international Frederik Ronnow, who also joined the club this summer.

 

Unfortunately for Wiedwald, Frankfurt then discovered they could bring back former goalie Kevin Trapp from Paris Saint-Germain.

It was a chance they did not wish to pass up and with Trapp’s arrival, Wiedwald has now been demoted to third-choice at Frankfurt.

It is a shame for the player who, despite his flaws at Leeds, clearly has the talent to be a decent first-choice keeper.

But it seems, for the second summer running, he has made the wrong move.

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