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“Leader” – Sporting director delighted with £12.6m-rated Leeds United player so far

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Leeds United centre-back Max Wöber is impressing while on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach this season, and could be looking at a permanent stay.

The Whites are aiming to build on their solid start to life back in the Championship where they take back-to-back wins into the international break.

Away from Elland Road, performances have been mixed from those that ditched the club in order to seal loan exits elsewhere.

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A report from Rheinische Post recently implored Max Wöber’s loan club, Borussia Monchengladbach, to make his deal there permanently, after the Austrian turned his back on Daniel Farke during pre-season to move to the Bundesliga.

Claimed to be worth £12.6million in that report, Wöber’s performances for Farke’s ex club have seen him receive plaudits, even though they sit 12th in the table with 16 goals conceded in just even games.

Eight outings in all competitions have yielded just one win for Wöber at his new club, but his sporting director Nils Schmadtke has heaped praise on the Leeds man on loan.

Speaking to Bild, he’s revealed he’s more than happy with how Wöber has started at Monchengladbach:

“That’s why we committed him. Max is a guy who radiates something. Max finds it cool to defend and lead duels. That’s exactly what we need. He’s a leader, a leader.”

An eight-figure signing is also recommended by Bild too, as they shared another brief comment from Schmadtke on whether he will join on a long-term deal:

“Everything in its time.”

Would you welcome any of the loan players back?

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Wöber is more than welcome to stay right where he is beyond the 23/24 season, because we do not want him back.

He wasn’t good enough in the Premier League, and this ‘warrior’ narrative doesn’t sit right when he was bullied like the rest of the squad last season.

As for how we cope without him, Pascal Struijk took the armband at the weekend and was brilliant in doing so.

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