By Daniel Feliciano

31st Dec, 2022 | 2:30pm

Leeds United to complete Max Wober transfer - talkSPORT

Leeds are set to complete the signing of Red Bull Salzburg defender Maximilian Wober in a deal worth £14m, according to talkSPORT.

The Whites opened talks with the Austrian side last week about a deal to bring in the 24-year-old who captains the side and can play both centre-back and left-back.

Despite reports on Saturday morning (31 December) claiming that talks were continuing between the clubs, it now seems as though a deal could be done ahead of the transfer window opening in less than 24 hours.

“Leeds are set to sign RB Salzburg defender Max Wober, talkSPORT understands,” they wrote on their website (31 December, 13:57)

“The 24-year-old, who has 13 caps for his native Austria to his name, is set to cost Leeds £14million.

“The move will see Wober reunite with Jesse Marsch, who coached him at Salzburg.”

Speedy

Quick business was always the order that was needed for Leeds United this winter, and Victor Orta has got to work and done exactly what was required.

Wober is a young player who was worked with Marsch before, so should find adapting to his intense style less difficult than someone else coming in who has never played under him before.

His versatility is also a great option to have, with the expectation that he will come in and compete with Junior Firpo at left-back to allow Pascal Struijk to shift into his preferred role.

It will also likely see the likes of Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas begin to be phased out of the squad with their long-term futures at Leeds far from guaranteed.

It’s the perfect start to 2023’s transfer business, and now all eyes and attention can turn to picking up a striker to bring goals to the squad too.

In other Leeds news, one star told journalist that his agent will speak with Victor Orta in Jan over a new deal