By Craig Scott

1st Jan, 2023 | 7:10am

Leeds United to thrash out terms of Maximilian Wober transfer as Austrian jets into UK for medical

Leeds United are set for more talks with Red Bull Salzburg as they look to thrash out a structure in the deal to sign defender Maximilian Wober, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The newspaper reported via their print edition on 1 January (page 88) that Leeds are trying to sign the 24-year-old Austria international in a deal worth £14millon.

Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten reported that Wober has arrived in England and underwent a medical at Leeds on Thursday (29 December). All that remains for the deal to be completed is an agreement between Leeds and Salzburg.

Getting closer

It doesn’t seem like Leeds fans will have to wait long this January for their first signing.

We were all left waiting with bated breath last January when Marcelo Bielsa failed to make a single signing for his senior side even though they were in relegation trouble.

It was almost a huge mistake when the Whites left it until the last day of the season to avoid relegation. Although, the lack of activity last January is probably what cost Bielsa his job in the end.

Leeds can’t take that gamble again.

Although there are plenty of teams who seem worse than United in the Premier League this season, all it takes is a few injuries to key players to see a dramatic drop in form that could leave us stranded in the bottom three.

However, we struggle to see why Wober is being signed.

He’s primarily a centre-back, of which Leeds have plenty.

The Vienna-born ace, however, does play at left-back too. But wouldn’t it be better for Leeds to go out and buy a specialised left-back rather than what seems like a new version of Pascal Struijk?

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