In the past couple of days Leeds United summer signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga has been hitting the headlines in the German media.
The 25 year old scored a brace on his debut for the Championship side on Saturday, and left the Elland Road pitch to a standing ovation.
Another Leeds United summer signing who is also receiving attention in Germany is Felix Wiedwald, following his move to England from Werder Bremen.
Deich Stube report the 28 year old has made a ‘dream start’ to his Leeds United career, after keeping clean sheets in the last five league games. Helped by the central defensive partnership of Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper, Wiedwald has now gone 473 minutes without conceding a league goal, which has also been highlighted by German newspaper Weser Kurier.
Wiedwald’s early season form for Leeds United is likely to continue the debate in the German press about whether Werder Bremen took the right decision to sell the goalkeeper this summer.
Throughout the summer the Bundesliga side were being questioned why they would sell Wiedwald to Leeds United, and replace him with Czech international Jiri Pavlenka.
Pavlenka has received criticism for some of his performances during preseason, but he did put in a good performance against Bayern Munich on his home debut. However, with Wiedwald shining at Leeds United doubts are likely to remain over Werder Bremen’s goalkeeping decision in the last window.
Wiedwald’s performances are encouraging the controversy to continue, and some in the German media will be waiting for Pavlenka to have a bad game, so the questions can be asked more fiercely.
Leeds United always stood to benefit from Wiedwald having extra motivation to succeed after being overlooked by his Bundesliga club. A similar motivation is working with Lasogga.