By Joe Ellis

31st Dec, 2022 | 7:10pm

Jesse Marsch denies comment on Leeds United pursuit of Maximilian Wober

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch refused to comment when asked by the media about the potential signing of Maximilian Wober.

The 24-year-old is set to be the Whites’ first January signing, according to a report from talkSPORT (31 December, 01:57pm), with a fee of £14million being mooted.

Wober has already worked under Marsch at RB Salzburg, where he still plays, and seems on the brink of reuniting with the American if talkSPORT’s report turns out to be true.

The media attempted to get the low down off the Leeds United boss after they drew 0-0 away at Newcastle United in the Premier League but he did not buckle under the pressure.

“I am not addressing that. If and when that comes we will talk about it,” Marsch said, as quoted by Leeds Live correspondent Beren Cross via his personal Twitter account.

Big chance

If there was no chance of Wober signing for the Whites, then Marsch would have surely come out and said such a thing so his coyness on the matter has to be a very good sign for Leeds.

Defensive reinforcements have to be the main focus in January and Wober is a very good start to that recruitment plan if he does go on to sign on the dotted line this winter.

In an ideal world, Marsch would be able to bring in a centre-half too which would allow more contractual flexibility with Liam Cooper, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente, all of whom will see their current deals end in the next 18 months.

Revolution has to be the way forward for Leeds right now having already begun that process in midfield and attack and only one department left to change for the better.

Andrea Radrizzani has the cash to make it happen, it is now a question of will he put it where his mouth is.

In other Leeds United news, Chris Waddle was far from pleased with this Whites player after what he did against Newcastle.