Leeds United are about to confirm another departure from the club very soon.
Several senior United players have left so far in the transfer window, with many of them going on loan rather than permanently.
The only major full-time departure has been Rodrigo, with the Spanish international forward joining Al-Rayyan of Qatar, but there have been temporary departures for Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Brenden Aaronson, Marc Roca and Rasmus Kristensen – some of which have clauses to make the deals permanent next year.
Now, Max Wober is set to join them all in leaving West Yorkshire – despite only arriving at the club in early January.
The Austrian defender was a Jesse Marsch signing earlier in the year as the club paid £11 million to Red Bull Salzburg for his services, with the 25-year-old playing 16 times in the Premier League for the Whites as they were demoted from the top flight.
Wober is now one of many senior players who have been given permission to leave the club, and it is German Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach who are set to sign the Austria international.
However, it will not be a permanent deal as a loan move was agreed earlier in the week, per The Athletic, and more details are emerging regarding the move.
According to Sky Sport Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Monchengladbach are set to pay just a €500,000 (£428,000) loan fee to take Wober on loan for the whole of the 2023-24 season.
That is also assuming that the German side cover his wages as well, but it still a small amount to pay for a player that cost Leeds a eight-figure fee nearly seven months ago.
Per Plettenberg, there is not set to be an option to buy in the deal, meaning that next summer Wober will return to Elland Road – unless the two clubs can agree on a fee next year if he does well in the Bundesliga.
Leeds will be hoping though that Wober does well for Monchengladbach as it means they could end up getting back the £11 million they spent in the first place – whether that is from the German side or another club willing to take him on.
Wober initially wasn’t expected to be one of the exits from Elland Road this summer and looked to be firmly in new head coach Daniel Farke’s plans, but things can change very quickly in football.
The left-sided defender is now set to have a medical with Monchengladbach and the deal should be announced as confirmed on Monday, which will get one more player off the payroll at Elland Road and open up new opportunities to defenders already at the club – such as Charlie Cresswell – or it will perhaps give Farke room to operate in the transfer market.