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Leeds United should ask for Branimir Hrgota in any Felix Wiedwald deal

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Leeds United should ask for Branimir Hrgota in any Felix Wiedwald deal

The Swedish striker could be a smart signing from Leeds United.

It appears that Leeds United might have found themselves a buyer for flop goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald. According to reports it appears that the German could be heading back to his homeland, with Eintracht Frankfurt keen. Last season’s DFB Pokal winners are, according to their sporting director Bruno Hubner, keen on signing the 28-year-old.

Removing Wiedwald’s wages from the books was always imperative for Leeds this summer, after he failed to have an impressive impact on the English game.

Instead, he was eventually demoted to third-choice behind both Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Andy Lonergan.

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But if Leeds are to sell him to Frankfurt, they should get a player in exchange. Swedish striker Branimir Hrgota was dubbed the ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ as a youngster. The reasons why were clear. His Balkan descent, rangey figure and impressive goalscoring record for Jonkopings Sodra all saw people compare him to the Swedish legend.

 

Now at Frankfurt, the 25-year-old has struggled to impose himself on a side that already has the likes of Ante Rebic and Sebastian Haller available, as well as occasional striker Kevin Prince Boateng, he has barely got a look in.

After just eight Bundesliga appearances this season it seems Hrgota will be sold and Leeds should seriously consider asking for him in exchange for Wiedwald.

Leeds need striking reinforcements this summer and Hrgota is still full of talent if given the right opportunities.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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