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Leeds: Whites ‘definitely’ looking at Kai Wagner

Leeds: Whites ‘definitely’ looking at Kai Wagner -Leeds United News

Leeds United are ‘definitely’ looking at a move for Philadelphia Union left-back Kai Wagner, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Lowdown: Wagner links

The Whites have been linked with adding to their left-back ranks following Junior Firpo’s injury in pre-season.

Central defender Pascal Struijk has been used at left-back in the opening games of the season, with rumours of a deal for Wagner gathering pace.

Jesse Marsch is thought to be driving a move for the German, who reportedly prefers a move to Elland Road even over Champions League clubs Benfica and Dinamo Zagreb.

The Latest: Jones’ comments

Jones, talking to GiveMeSport, confirms that Wagner is ‘definitely’ a player of interest to Leeds officials following Firpo’s injury over the summer.

“It’s definitely one that they’re looking at. We knew that this was a position that they were looking to fill.

“The Junior Firpo situation has probably pushed them into this way of thinking more.”

The Verdict: Get it done

Wagner, dubbed a ‘fighter’ by team-mate Aurelien Collin, may only cost around $5m (£4.1m), which appears to be a no-brainer for a player who is currently an ‘All-Star’ MLS defender.

Wagner at Elland Road?

Yes, just what we need!

Yes, just what we need!

Not too bothered!

Not too bothered!

The 25-year-old appears to be at the peak of his powers with a career-high Transfermarkt valuation and would also provide an option as a left-midfielder if required.

Even when Firpo returns, Marsch will still be light at left-back, so Wagner could provide fierce competition to the Spaniard throughout the season.

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