'Great news' for Leeds United as deal agreed for Maximilian Wober transfer - Sky Sports pundit
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Paul Robinson admits scepticism surrounding Jesse Marsch’s signings at Leeds United could be misplaced based on how well some of his summer arrivals have done.
Leeds fans had shown concern towards Marsch adding to the squad by raiding former clubs Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig in the summer for Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen and Tyler Adams.
The Yorkshire club has since added Max Wober from Salzburg too, signing the Austria defender as their first addition of the January transfer window on Tuesday (3 January).
Wober, 24, can play as a centre-back but has spent most of this season at left-back for Salzburg.
Robinson has wanted Leeds to sign a new left-back for a long time and hopes that Wober can follow in the same footsteps of Marsch’s other signings by hitting the ground running at Elland Road and proving the doubters wrong.
“An out-and-out left-back is of vital importance and there’s scepticism about the manager signing players from Salzburg. But it’s been proven to be beneficial for the team so far,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“I was sceptical of the manager doing it but they’ve worked and his signings have been good. You’d like to think that would continue.
“Not signing an out-and-out left-back has been an oversight for a long time. I think they’ve needed one of them and a striker for the last two or three windows.
“If they can do that this window it’ll go a long way towards keeping them in the league. But it’s great news that a left-back has come through the door.”
Wober played 21 times for Salzburg this season, scoring twice and supplying six assists – one of which being against Chelsea in the Champions League.
He’s previously played for Ajax, Sevilla and Rapid Vienna.