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Leeds Utd exit confirmed as Maximilian Wober explains why he was ‘always’ interested in Borussia Monchengladbach

Maximilian Wober playing for Leeds United

Maximilian Wober playing for Leeds United

Maximilian Wober will spend the 2023-24 season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach from Leeds United, it has been announced by both clubs.

Wober was a new arrival for Leeds back in the January transfer window. He ended up being part of the squad that suffered relegation from the Premier League. However, initially, he was expected to stay for their pursuit of promotion out of the Championship.

In a surprising and sudden turn of events, Wober recently became the subject of a proposed move to Borussia Monchengladbach. Now, his transfer there on loan for the upcoming season has been confirmed.

There is not yet any confirmation of whether Borussia Monchengladbach will have an option to buy him permanently.

Upon his unveiling by his second new club of 2023, though, the former Red Bull Salzburg stopper has explained why he is excited at the prospect of playing for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Wober told their official website: “Borussia are a club steeped in tradition, and one that I have always taken an interest in and enjoyed watching, particularly as there have been a number of Austrian players here.

“It’s a very exciting move for me and I’m really looking forward to getting going.”

Borussia Monchengladbach director: Wober ‘doesn’t shy away’

Borussia’s managing director for sport, Roland Virkus, believes the Leeds loanee will bring some beneficial experience to his new surroundings.

Virkus added: “The experience a high level that Max has already got at his previous clubs and in the Austria national team will be beneficial to our young team.

“He is a player that doesn’t shy away from responsibility. As a left-footer, he also is a great addition for us tactically, and can play both in central defence or at left-back.”

Wober has left Leeds after just 19 appearances for the club. He is the latest defender to depart Daniel Farke’s squad after exits earlier in the summer for Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Rasmus Kristensen.

Leeds have signed Ethan Ampadu this summer, who can operate as a centre-half or defensive midfielder. The other existing centre-backs at Farke’s disposal include Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk and Charlie Cresswell. Meanwhile, at left-back, Junior Firpo is still on the books for now.

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