Done deal – Leeds confirm immediate exit of 28-year-old, signed last summer
Goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald has left Leeds United and re-joined former side Eintracht Frankfurt, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old, who signed for £450k in the summer from Werder Bremen lost his place in the Leeds first-team twice after some unconvincing displays.
The news was confirmed on the official Leeds United Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 19, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
This doesn’t come as a surprise and Leeds fans will be glad to see the back of a goalkeeper who simply didn’t deliver on his promise. Wiedwald was given two chances but lost his place both times, first to veteran Andy Lonergan and then to Under-23 player Bailey Peacock-Farrell. Peacock-Farrell did really well when he was promoted up and played the last 11 consecutive games in the Championship. Wiedwald must have known the writing was on the wall then, despite still having two years left on his contract. We don’t know if Leeds managed to recoup any of the £450k they spent on bringing him to Elland Road in an ill-fated move, but if they did, they’ve certainly lost on the deal. Leeds fans will now be hoping that this signals the start of some frenzied activity and the club will be looking to bring another keeper in – either as cover for Peacock-Farrell or as the new number one. That would be harsh on the youngster but he doesn’t have a huge amount of experience, and Bielsa is looking for an immediate impact next season.
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