'See you soon Leeds fans' – 25y/o free agent gets some fans talking after social media post
With the January window fast approaching, Leeds United fans are on the lookout for clues of new signings.
25-year-old goalkeeper Jan-Ole Sievers has got some supporters talking after dropping a message on Instagram saying, “See you soon Leeds fans.”
Sievers is a free agent after his contract expired at Kaiserslautern this summer, with the German side having crashed down into the third division.
He responded to a thread posted by injured Leeds star Robin Koch, who delivered a message to Leeds fans.
Koch said: “I’m doing absolutely fine. I already started to march on with my recovery but the most important thing is that we will be marching on together again very soon.”
He got well wishes from lots of Leeds players as well as Xherdan Shaqiri.
But it was Siever’s message that got the Leeds fans wondering whether the 25-year-old was hinting at a move to Elland Road.
Who is Sievers?
The German goalkeeper is a former teammate of Koch at Kaiserslautern and recently spent a year at Japanese club FC Gifu.
He helped them to a sixth-placed finish in the J3 League but it hasn’t been enough to win him a permanent move.
He had a previous loan move at Bolton early on his career and has made 13 appearances for the Kaiserslautern first team.
Leeds need another goalkeeper, with just Illan Meslier and Kiko Casilla as senior options.
MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robinson believes that Leeds need a third keeper as an option in case of injuries and suspensions.
However, he wants to see Leeds sign another experienced head. Sievers isn’t that and has only really had game-time in the lower leagues.
We think this is more a case of a post that’s been lost in translation but you never know.
It’s certainly got some Leeds fan talking, with replies ranging from “Oh yes” to “Come to us then, best fans in the world.”
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