Report: Leeds United now think 24-year-old could be an absolute bargain, they’re preparing a bid
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Report: Leeds United now think 24-year-old could be an absolute bargain, they’re preparing a bid

Leeds United’s restarted Premier League campaign didn’t get off to the best start last night against Manchester City.

They were the latest team to face the full wrath of Erling Haaland as they fell to a 3-1 defeat.

The January transfer window is just around the corner, and The Athletic has an update on a potential Leeds target.

Jesse Marsch will be hoping to make a couple of signings that can drag his side away from a relegation battle.

After surviving on the final day last season, he won’t want a repeat of that dramatic finale against Brentford.

Leeds haven’t struggled to score goals this season, but have had one of the leakiest defences in the league.

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Only newly promoted sides Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth have conceded more goals.

It makes sense then that Leeds have been linked with Red Bull Salzburg defender Maximilian Wober.

The Austrian international could become the latest person from the Red Bull group to arrive at Elland Road.

And The Athletic’s report suggests that Leeds think Wober could be a serious bargain.

Marsch’s side have been canny in recent transfer windows, and will want to continue that trend in January.

Leeds think Wober could be an absolute bargain

Fabrizio Romano believes Leeds are preparing a bid of around £14.1m including add-ons for Wober.

It’s a similar fee to the one they paid for Junior Firpo, and Wober could act as competition for the former Barcelona player.

Wober is a left-sided centre-back who is equally adept at playing at left-back.

Pascal Struijk has adapted to that role well this season in Firpo’s absence, and been handed a new contract as a result.

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The Athletic suggest that Leeds think Wober could end up being a serious bargain if they do manage to sign him.

They expect, ‘the general price of centre-backs is about to rise substantially’ very soon.

Doing their business early and bringing in Wober when realistically it might not be the position they need investment in now, could end up being a wise decision.

His value is only likely to rise in the future, especially if he establishes himself as a solid, Premier League level centre-back.

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