Opinion: Leeds approves fresh transfer, but star player may have played last game for club.
Since Leif Davis was benched, Leeds United has been in dire need of left-back reinforcements.
After selling him in the summer to League One’s Ipswich Town, Jesse Marsch must now find a replacement to provide as both backup and long-term competition for Junior Firpo.
According to Forbes writer Manuel Veth, they were reportedly interested in signing Kai Wagner throughout the summer, but they ultimately decided to wait until the winter to make the move.
The 25-year-old just ended the Major League Soccer season with Philadelphia Union, losing the MLS Cup final on penalties to Los Angeles FC in a thrilling match.
Wagner was questioned about his plans after the game and gave a cryptic response, suggesting but not confirming that he would be staying in the United States.
Wagner told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Now it’s simply to recharge, spend time off with the family, and then get going again.” “I’m not thinking about what’s going to happen next year right now. My current period of frustration will last for around a minute. We’ll have to wait and see what 2019 brings.
The German fullback helped Union go to the championship game and was subsequently nominated to the 2022 MLS All-Star Team, but with Leeds waiting in the wings, it was possible that he had played his last game in the United States.
After leading the New York Red Bulls to success in the MLS, Marsch will have a wide network of connections over there to assist him close the transaction.
However, the Whites may finally receive their go-ahead from the player after reading these remarks.
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