By Saikat Mandal

1st Jan, 2023 | 11:13am

Fabrizio Romano: Leeds United agreement in place for Maximilian Wober signing, 'Here we go'

Fabrizio Romano has shared “exclusive” news that Leeds United are closing in on deal to sign Maximilian Wover from Red Bull Salzburg.

The transfer guru, who also works for The Guardian, reported on Twitter (Sunday, 1 January) that an agreement is in place from both the player and the clubs’ side. The paper works being prepared at the moment, and the final fee will be over £10m.

He has almost confirmed the deal in his usual style, saying “here we go”, and the Whites fans can rejoice that their first signing of the January window is more or less sealed.

“Leeds are closing in on deal to sign Maximilian Wöber from RB Salzburg, here we go! Agreement in place on both player and clubs side. Exclusive news confirmed,” wrote Romano on Twitter.

“Understand paperworks are being prepared, final fee will be in excess of €12m.”


That’s how you do it, and hats off to Victor Orta for getting it done so quickly. 

The Whites needed to sign a new left-back in the January window, and they didn’t wait until the end of window to get their player. 

They were heavily linked with a move for Alfonso Pedraza of Villarreal [La Razon, 30 December], but it seems they have moved in quickly to sign Wober from Jesse Marsch’s former club. 

He is a natural left-back, and we can now see Pascal Struijk moving to his usual central-back position. 

It remains to be seen if the signing of Wober will put Junior Firpo’s future in the doubt. 

The Spaniard has struggled with form and injuries since joining from Barcelona, and he could become surplus to requirements, especially after Struijk’s impressive form this season. 

The Whites should now look to sign a new striker in the January window. Overall, it’s a great piece of news for the Whites fans. 

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.