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Felix Wiedwald’s latest move highlights massive Leeds United error

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Felix Wiedwald’s latest move highlights massive Leeds United error

The German goalkeeper proved a flop after his move to Leeds United.

Felix Wiedwald did not have the best of times at Leeds United and this week he has been on the move again.

Signed from Werder Bremen last summer for a fee in the region of £500,000 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.

But he struggled at Elland Road and headed back to Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer. His move was seen as 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.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Felix Wiedwald of Leeds United during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Leeds United and Port Vale at Elland Road on August 9, 2017 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

So, for the bulk of the season, the goalkeeper Christiansen wanted at Leeds has been third-choice once again – as he was the end of his Leeds tenure.


He has joined former club Duisburg on loan until the end of the season. He will now try to help the 2.Bundesliga side fight off relegation to the third-tier of German football.

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.

Now, as he moves to a team struggling in Germany’s second-tier, it is clear what a big mistake Leeds and Christiansen made in 2017.

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