Maximilian Wöber has been a regular at Borussia Mönchengladbach since joining them on loan from Leeds United last summer.

The centre-back has made 24 appearances this season and his form has convinced the Bundesliga side to make an effort to keep him.

Two days ago, Gladbach director Roland Virkus revealed his side will try and do everything to retain the Leeds owned player. This week’s edition of SportBild backs that up and provides more uon their current stance on the 26-year-old.

Mönchengladbach have a firm desire to retain the centre-back but it’s not been made easy for them by the cost of the operation.

It’s claimed a fee of around €15m is needed to buy the Austria international from Leeds and this is something they can’t afford right now. For this figure, SportBild say Wöber is ‘too expensive’ for the Bundesliga side.

Gladbach have to find a way to convince Daniel Farke’s side, if they want their wish of retaining Wöber to be fulfilled.

Another Leeds player, Brenden Aaronson, is currently on loan at Union Berlin.

SportBild explain the 23-year-old American hasn’t impressed with his performances this season and therefore, the German club will not retain him beyond his loan spell.

With regards to Wöber, it feels like there was hope Leeds wouldn’t be promoted and can then be bullied into a cheaper deal.

Given the Premier League now looks within reach, Borussia Mönchengladbach are pleading transfer poverty in the hope of mercy from the Whites.