By Pranav Shahaney

27th Jul, 2023 | 5:40pm

Leeds United may prioritise transfer for Liverpool defender Nat Phillips as Max Wober news emerges

Leeds United could now move quickly to secure the services of Liverpool defender Nat Phillips after news of Max Wober’s exit emerged.

Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg reported on Thursday, 27 July that Wober’s loan move to Borussia Monchengladbach is a done deal.

He will have his medical in the next 48 hours before he can officially be announced as a new signing despite joining Leeds in January.

Plettenberg wrote on Twitter, “News Wöber: DONE DEAL! He will join Borussia Monchengladbach. One-year-loan – probably without an option to buy. Loan fee around €500k. Medical in the next 48 hours. Announcement scheduled for Monday.”

This surely would have come as a surprise to Daniel Farke as everything seemed like he was set to stay for another year at least.

However, before the Monaco game over the weekend, the German revealed that he left him out due to a transfer situation.

Now, the Whites desperately need a new centre-back as Wober, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente have all left on loan this summer.

Last Word on Sports reported on 17 July that the Whites had already agreed personal terms with Liverpool’s Phillips so they can now accelerate the pursuit to sign him.

With the defender seemingly on board, it’s now on the two clubs to agree on a transfer fee and it remains to be seen if that can happen.

Even if he’s deemed too expensive, the Reds should be open to a season-long loan as he’s likely to be the first choice and gain vital first-team minutes.

In other Leeds United news, an update has emerged on the club’s pursuit to sign two centre-backs this summer with a winger now on the radar as well.