Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed that they are working on a move to bring Leeds flop keeper Felix Wiedwald back to the Bundlesliga this summer.
The official Twitter account of Eintracht Frankfurt posted a tweet from sports director Bruno Hubner, who admitted they wanted to sign Wiedwald.
The tweet translates as: “It is correct that we want to bring Felix Wiedwald back to the club. However, we cannot report any more than this at the moment.”
Sportdirektor Bruno Hübner gibt ein kurzes Update zu den Gerüchten um Torhüter Felix #Wiedwald: "Es ist korrekt, dass wir uns mit einer Rückholaktion von Felix Wiedwald beschäftigen. Wir können aber noch nichts als fix melden und müssen uns noch etwas gedulden."#SGE pic.twitter.com/7v0RAQFB8k
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@Eintracht) June 18, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
It’s slightly unusual for a club to come out and admit that they want to sign a player on Twitter but these are slightly unusual circumstances. Leeds want Wiedwald off their books but he’s contracted until 2020 at Elland Road. They can’t terminate his contract without paying it off, but an earlier report from Bild seemed to suggest that Eintracht Frankfurt wanted to pick him up for free after his current deal was terminated. Wiedwald wants to leave so, unless he gets greedy, there shouldn’t be any real problem in sorting a deal out that suits all parties but, as Hubner has suggested, it may take some time. It’s unlikely that Wiedwald will want to stay at a club that doesn’t want him, but he won’t want to sell himself short either. One thing is sure, his career at Elland Road is over, and a rapid move would suit everyone – not least the Leeds fans who quickly lost patience with their new keeper after he arrived last summer.
In other Leeds transfer news, they have joined the hunt to sign a 6ft 2in goalkeeper from a Premier League giant.