Former Werder Bremen goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz believes Felix Wiedwald was unfairly treated by the German side before his move to Leeds United.
Wiedwald recently signed for Leeds United after it became apparent he no longer had a future as first choice at Werder Bremen.
Speaking to Sport.de, Mielitz said: “It’s not nice how they treated him, but that’s football, too. There’s no room for sentiment with individuals. Felix is close to Werder, as I know.”
There have been recent suggestions in the German media that Wiedwald was forced out of Werder Bremen to make way for Czech international Jiří Pavlenka, despite the Leeds United player being first choice for the Bundesliga side last season.
Wiedwald joined Leeds United last month, signing a three year contract for an undisclosed fee. On leaving the Bundesliga side the 28-year-old thanked most of those involved at Werder Bremen, apart from their coach Alexander Nouri.
Leeds United’s new goalkeeper decided that his time in Bremen was up when he learned of the club’s attempts to sign Pavlenka from Slavia Prague.