By Pranav Shahaney

27th Jul, 2022 | 6:10pm

Leeds United table £6.7m bid for German left-back Philipp Max

Leeds United have reportedly submitted a £6.7million bid to sign PSV Eindhoven left-back Philipp Max this summer.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Whites are keen on signing a left-back this summer after the sale of Leif Davis and have identified the 28-year-old as an option.

Max, who moved to PSV from Augsburg in 2020, already has three Germany caps under his belt and would join forces with his compatriot Robin Koch should he move to Elland Road.

Right call?

At this point, Leeds will take any quality left-back who’s willing to move to Elland Road and that can be an upgrade on Junior Firpo.

The Spaniard has struggled in his first campaign in the Premier League and while we’re not writing him off just yet, it’s important that there is healthy competition for places at Elland Road.

Max is a full Germany international and was extremely highly rated during his time in the Bundesliga and he could excel in the Premier League as well.

The Bundesliga official website likened him to former Manchester City defender and two-time Premier League winner Aleksandr Kolarov.

Much like the Serbian, Max is at his best when he’s surging forward and he’s also got the ability to play deadly crosses into the penalty area.

Former Augsburg manager Martin Schmidt has been an admirer of the German in the past.

“Philipp is a real asset,” he said of the German. “He’s so dangerous in the forward areas.”

It remains to be seen if the initial offer suffices or Leeds will have to return to the table with a higher bid.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have submitted a fresh bid to sign their first-choice target this summer as a Champions League club has pulled out of the deal.