Leeds United’s Maximilian Wöber has been on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach since the last window and has been a regular this season for the Bundesliga side.
The centre-back has made 14 appearances and his form so far would have convinced the German club to retain him beyond his loan spell.
That’s according to Rheinische Post, who state Gladbach will have to negotiate with Leeds as there is no option or obligation to make his stay permanent.
Kicker recently stated a fee of around €12m was discussed. The newspaper relay this and add that the ‘last word may not have been spoken there’. This suggests there may still be room for further negotiations.
Gladbach have an advantage because they ‘know what they are getting’ from the 25-year-old. Apart from the Austria international, they also want to retain Jordan Siebatcheu, by exercising the €5m purchase option.
It’s claimed the German club have to ‘stretch financially’ to buy both Wöber and Jordan. The report adds carrying out ‘lucrative transfers’ [selling some of their players] will be necessary to undertake the two operations.
In addition to this, ‘unplanned’ additional income from progressing further in the cup competition could also be useful.
To sum it up, Gladbach want to retain Wöber and would have to find a way to convince Leeds.