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Look at him now: Felix Wiedwald after leaving Leeds

Look at him now: Felix Wiedwald after leaving Leeds

It is unlikely that Felix Wiedwald will have fond memories of his time at Leeds United.

The German goalkeeper was brought to Elland Road as one of Thomas Christiansen’s first signings in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £450,000, as per Transfermarkt.

Having arrived from Werder Bremen, a lot was expected of the player as Leeds looked to try and continue in their attempts to make a long-awaited return to the Premier League.

However, he struggled during his time in Yorkshire and had come in for plenty of criticism for his performances.

Wiedwald made a number of high-profile errors, leading to a number of disappointing results and eventually saw his place in the first-team lost to Andy Lonergan.

He shortly made a return to the side as the aforementioned shot-stopper also failed to impress and despite keeping 12 clean sheets, he still did not manage to convince many of those involved at Leeds.

Christiansen’s dismissal did not help Wiedwald’s position either, with Paul Heckingbottom deciding to give Bailey Peacock-Farrell the opportunity to shine – with the Northern Ireland international taking his chance with both hands.


Marcelo Bielsa was brought into the club in the summer and the German was clearly deemed surplus to requirements at Elland Road and was eventually sold back to Eintracht Frankfurt – a side who he had previously played for.

However, it does not appear as though things have got any better for the 28-year-old since his departure from the Championship outfit.

Despite returning to the Bundesliga, he had been frozen out of the matchday squad at the Commerzbank-Arena for all-but-one top-flight game and was ineligible for their Europa League campaign before begin loaned out to MSV Duisburg in the second tier.

He has since played in the six matches he has been available for, helping his side to just one victory and has kept just one clean sheet as they sit rock-bottom of the 2.Bundesliga.

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