By Saikat Mandal

1st Jan, 2023 | 6:10pm

Max Wober medical done, duo could return to Leeds United - Three players Leeds may sign in January

The transfer window is officially open and Leeds United are expected to remain busy this month. 

Many fans think that the lack of signings in January under Marcelo Bielsa last season was one of the major reasons why the club struggled for survival. 

The Whites are expected to learn from their past mistakes. Here we take a look at three players who Leeds could sign this month. 

Maximilian Wober

When Fabrizio Romano says “here we go”, in most cases, it means a deal has been truly done. The Guardian journalist shared on Twitter on 1 January that the Whites are close to sealing the signature of RB Salzburg defender, Wober.

An agreement has been reached from both the player’s camp and from the club, and paper works being prepared at the moment.

According to Salzburger Nachrichten. (30 December), the defender has already undergone his medical ahead of the move. 

The Whites badly need a left-back this month, and it seems like they have got one. 

The 24-year-old defender has experience of playing in the Champions League and he is looking forward to a new challenge away from RB Salzburg. 

Alfonso Pedraza

The Villarreal left-back spent time at Elland Road on loan when Leeds were in the Championship, where he played 14 matches in 2016-17. 

He has grown into a fantastic left-back, and the Whites are keen to sign him as well. 

La Razon reported on 30 December that the Whites are the only club remaining in the race to sign him after Inter Milan cooled their interest and that Victor Orta is preparing to get him on board. 

Wober is primarily a centre-back who can play as a left-back, whereas Pedraza is a proper left-back. 

There’s no harm in bringing the former player back at Elland Road if the club decide to get rid of Junior Firpo. 

Chris Wood 

It is an open secret that the Whites need to sign a striker this month, and they have reportedly earmarked Wood as an option. 

Leeds All Over reported on 27 December that the Whites have made an inquiry to sign the New Zealand international who scored 44 goals during his time in West Yorkshire.

Patrick Bamford has struggled with injuries and Leeds need an experienced player upfront. 

If they can get Wood, 31, on a short-term deal, it won’t be a bad move. 

The club can utilize next summer to properly scout and sign a top-quality striker. Wood can be a fantastic short-term solution, even though it won’t be a hugely inspiring signing. 

In other Leeds United news, the club is thrashing out terms for an early January signing after this player jetted into the UK for a move.