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Done deal: Leeds’ Wober joins Borussia Monchengladbach on loan

Leeds United defender Max Wober has joined Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan for the 2023-24 campaign.

The Austrian centre-back joined the Whites in January from Red Bull Salzburg for a fee in the region of £11m, and made 19 appearances across all competitions during his time in West Yorkshire.

Leeds were understood to be keen on retaining Wober’s services following from their relegation from the Premier League last season, but the 25-year-old’s personal ambitions – revealed to Whites captain Liam Cooper and manager Daniel Farke the night before a pre-season friendly against Monaco earlier this month – declared him interested in a move elsewhere.

Recent reports indicated that it was Monchengladbach, a club who Wober’s new boss Farke guided to 10th in the Bundesliga before being sacked last term, who were closest to securing a deal with the defender.

Now, the Austrian’s move has been confirmed by Leeds. This makes him the sixth Whites player to leave the West Yorkshire club on loan so far this window, following Rasmus Kristensen, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Brenden Aaronson and Marc Roca out of the Elland Road exit door.

A club statement announcing the departure read: “Leeds United can confirm Max Wober has today joined Borussia Monchengladbach on loan until the end of the 2023/24 season.

“The 25-year-old Austrian joined the Whites in the January transfer window and went on to make 19 appearances, across all competitions.

“The defender now heads to the Bundesliga outfit, joining the side who finished 10th in the German top-flight last season.

“Everyone at the club wishes Max well for the future.”

Leeds get their Championship campaign underway on Sunday, 6th August when they host Cardiff City at Elland Road.

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