By Mark Smith

11th Aug, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United may only need to pay £4.1million to seal the new signing of Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner, according to Manuel Veth.

The Forbes journalist has reported that it could even go above that, with numerous clubs said to be interested in his services, including the likes of Benfica.

It is shared that Wagner is set for a decisive period in his career this summer, with decisions to be made over his future and whether that remains in the USA.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Veth responded to fans questioning how much the MLS side could bring in for the German flyer down the left, with one fan in question sharing an estimate of $5million

“That’s my estimate,” he wrote.

“But wouldn’t be surprised if it was more.”

No brainer?

Not many have managed to make a successful step from the MLS into the Premier League throughout history, but there is no reason why this one wouldn’t work.

Wagner appears to be available for a bargain price right now, and if that fee is to be believed, Victor Orta could seal this transfer with little risk, especially once Junior Firpo is back.

The German is currently an “All-Star” MLS defender, having been selected to come up against the Liga MX all-stars following his stunning form.

Wagner does have European experience under his belt too having played for both Schalke and Augsburg in the Bundesliga, something that makes this move potentially more appealing.

Although not close at this stage, should Wagner remain cheap until the end of the window, we could see Leeds make their move out of nowhere.

This is certainly one to watch over the next three weeks for everyone at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle