By Craig Scott

25th Sep, 2022 | 3:20pm

Leeds United transfer: Kai Wagner will 'absolutely' be sold in January by Philadelphia Union

Kai Wagner will “absolutely” be sold to a European club by Philadelphia Union in January with Leeds United among those keen on him, according to Tom Bogert.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Sunday (25 September), the MLS journalist reported that Leeds are “far from the only club” interested in signing the 25-year-old German left-back.

Wagner was linked with Leeds in the summer with Forbes journalist Manuel Veth reporting on 10 August that Dinamo Zagreb and Benfica are also keen on the former Schalke player.

Get him in

Leeds have an ace up their sleeve in signing Wagner.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer on 23 July, Jesse Marsch is a “close friend” of Philadelphia Union’s manager Jim Curtin.

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Marsch’s ties to the US have already come in handy with deals for American internationals Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams being done in the summer transfer window and both of those additions have started well in England.

Leeds definitely need a new left-back.

Pascal Struijk has played there this season due to Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas being injured but even when they’re back from injury, Firpo’s form hasn’t been great and Dallas has always been better in the midfield.

If Wagner’s available on the cheap, we need to bring him in.

In the 2022 MLS season, the German has played 32 times and assisted eight goals while also getting a call up to the MLS All-Stars.

He’d be a good addition in an area we need to add to.

Victor Orta at the very least needs to have a go at signing him.

In other Leeds United news, Colombian newspapers have been reacting to Luis Sinisterra’s performance in the last 24 hours.