ᑕ❶ᑐ Maximilian Wöber before joining Leeds United

The game of the ÖFB Maximilian Wöber team is based on the transfer of the point of being from the champions of Red Bull Salzburg to Leeds United in the English Premier League. According to information from APA, the 24-year-old defender was already in England on Monday for a final medical visit. He is set to move from Sevilla FC to Salzburg in 2019 under Leeds entrepreneur Jesse Marsch. The transfer requirement, including bonuses, is now expected to be around 20 million euros.

Wöber is said to be among the five most expensive Austrian players in history. Top of the list is Marko Arnautovic, who joined West Ham from Stoke City in 2017 for around €25m. Wöber only extended his contract at Salzburg in May until 2025. Leeds would be the ex-Rapidler’s third foreign stop after Ajax Amsterdam and Sevilla. The traditional club are in 14th place in the table after just one point in the last 3 league games.

March used a new one in Salzburg

American March has already gifted several players with a past from Salzburg to Leeds: after former ÖFB national player Franz Schiemer for management and Rene Maric for the coaching staff, the striker’s lucrative transfers American Brenden Aaronson followed last summer for the Bulls – the most expensive player in Bundesliga history with a reported transfer fee of €33million – and Danish right-back Rasmus Kristensen (around €13 million).

Three and a half years ago, Salzburg transferred 10.5 million euros to Sevilla for Wöber. In the fall, the Universal Deployable Defense Element was used primarily as a left-back. As a precaution, the series champion brought Mali’s Daouda Guindo back on Sunday from a loan commitment from St. Gallen for the job. In addition, in the position of central defender, which Wöber can also occupy, there is a loan return of Jerome Onguene from Eintracht Frankfurt. The transfer window in Austria is open until February 6.

Salzburg will complete their first team training session in spring preparations on Thursday. As well as Guindo, there is another returnee in striker Amankwah Forson, though the loan didn’t end prematurely at Altach. According to the club, there is also cooperation player Karim Konaté, a very talented 18-year-old attache from Côte d’Ivoire, who was brought up by FC Liefering. Three out of four World Cup participants are also available. Only Luka Sucic, third in the World Cup with Croatia, has been granted a few days of additional special leave and will start on January 8.

Four friendly matches – not against Bayern Munich (January 13) – and a stage in Marbella are also on the program until the quarter-final of the cup on February 3 against Sturm Graz. « We’re really going to step on the gas to be in the best possible shape for the cup cracker against storm, » Salzburg coach Matthias Jaissle said. “Even so, we will need a top performance. The league opener against Austria Lustenau (February 11) is followed by the Europa League intermediate round home game against AS Roma (February 16).

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