We were expecting news on the likes of Samu Saiz and Alioski this week but as that goes quiet a new deal has come to light tonight. Werder Bremen keeper Felix Wiedwald. The 27-year-old is said to be part of a deal that is quite well along to bring him to Elland Road for around £500k.
The Bremen goalkeeper started his career at the club before moving on to Duisburg and then Frankfurt. He then returned to Bremen in 2015 and became the number one. He has played 59 times since and tonight the news has broken that a deal to Leeds is well on the cards. German magazine Kicker has reported the deal and although it seems there is still work to do on this one reports are that the deal is well on its way to being done. Kicker are a very reliable source and if there report is anything to go by we could expect news on this deal very soon. The £500k sum seems quite low given his level and would represent a small fee in the modern day game.
It goes along with Leeds current policy of recruiting players from abroad who seem to be more than capable of playing at this level on paper. The surprise on this one is that Leeds already have Rob Green at the club along with Marco Silvestri and Baily Peacock-Farrell. The latter could well be loaned out but this deal probably confirms the exit of Italian Marco Silvestri. A deal to bring in Wiedwald would mean some serious competition for Rob Green, a Bundesliga goalkeeper would expect to be playing regular football in the Championship that’s for sure. Green signed a one-year-deal to extend his stay during last season, and was seen as a key reason as to why Leeds did so well in the campaign.