Daniel Farke’s job in the summer was made infinitely more difficult by the number of loan exits that the club were forced to sanction due to existing clauses in players’ contracts.
Max Wöber was one of the players that had one of those clauses in his deal at Elland Road, despite only joining in January in the midst of a very clear relegation battle.
How is Wöber getting on in Germany?
Borussia Monchengladbach was Wöber’s destination in the summer and his start hasn’t been superb in the Bundesliga, taking six games to notch a first win of the season, coming against VfL Bochum at the weekend.
In that, Wöber got his second assist of the season as his header was turned home by Alassane Plea at the far post, seeing his new side sit 13th currently – they finished 10th under Farke last season.
What’s the latest?
German outlet Rheinische Post are now claiming that Monchengladbach should be looking to complete the permanent signing of him very soon.
Described as a “real leader” in the report, Wöber is seen here as a must for his club to bring in on a permanent basis, valued at £12.6million.
However, a stumbling block for Monchengladbach is that Leeds may achieve promotion and want him back in the side when they return to the Premier League.
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There is no chance that we want Wöber back either as a footballer, or a character.
He jumped ship after helping us to relegation last season, so he can do as he pleases, but it won’t be at Elland Road where he isn’t welcome.
If we can make profit on the £10million fee we paid for him earlier this year, then happy days, because he has not done much to prove that his value has risen.