Maximilian Wöber has starred for Borussia Mönchengladbach since joining them on loan from Leeds United in the last window.

The centre-back has made eight appearances this season and has quickly established himself at the German club.

Bild state the Leeds owned player has taken up a leadership role at the Bundesliga side who have conceded 16 goals from seven league games.

The Austria international has become a fan favourite at Gladbach, like his compatriot and the club’s former player, Martin Stranzl, who was a ‘terror for every striker’.

Mönchengladbach sporting director Nils Schmadtke has hailed the 25-year-old as a “warrior” after his side’s 2-2 draw against Mainz 05.

“That’s why we signed him. Max is a guy who radiates something. Max enjoys defending and fighting duels. That’s exactly what we need. He is a leader, a leader,” he said.

The Whites defender is on a dry loan deal, and earlier this month, Rheinische Post urged Gladbach to make his stay permanent. Bild have now joined them in telling the club that they ‘must do everything’ they can to buy Wöber from Daniel Farke’s side.

On the possibility of buying the defender, Schmadtke said: “Everything in its own time.”

Leeds signed Wöber from Red Bull Salzburg in January and handed him a deal until 2027, and they may want to retain him if they return to the Premier League next season.