Leeds and Salzburg in advanced Wober talks

    Leeds United are in advanced talks with RB Salzburg over the proposed transfer of Maximilian Wober, according to Sky Sports.

    Born in the Austrian capital, Wober played for a number of clubs at various youth levels and his breakthrough as a professional player came with Rapid Vienna in January 2016. He joined Ajax 18 months later and also played for Sevilla before returning in his home country to join Salzburg in the summer of 2019. Since then, he has made a total of 129 appearances for the club in all competitions, with nine goals and as many assists.

    Standing at 6’2″, Wober is primarily a centre-back, but being south-footed and boasting considerable pace to his frame, he is also suited to play on the left back and this is the role he has primarily filled in this term.

    That’s also the role he’s likely to fill at Leeds too, with four centre-back options already available to manager Jesse Marsch and Junior Firpo’s injury leaving 19-year-old Leo Fuhr Hjelde as the only designated left-back.

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