Leeds United want to sign MLS German star

Leeds United want Kai Wagner as Jesse Marsch looks to launch a raid on MLS side Philadelphia Union for their star left back.

Leeds head into this weekend with their Premier League status on the line.

The Whites will likely need to beat Brentford and hope other results go their way in order to stay in the top flight.

Transfers will be taking a back seat until Leeds know what division they are in next season, but Victor Orta and Marsch will have some targets in mind.

Wagner is now one of the names believed to be on the Leeds wish list for this summer.

Transfermarkt report that Leeds are interested in signing Wagner this summer.

It’s noted that boss Jesse Marsch alongside the part-ownership from 49ers Enterprises means Leeds have knowledge of MLS talents.

USA international Brenden Aaronson and Sergino Dest have been linked with Leeds in recent times.

One of the names on the radar is Wagner, with Middlesbrough and fellow Premier League relegation rivals Burnley interested.

Wagner, 25, joined Philadelphia Union from Wurzburger Kickers in 2019.

The German has racked up four goals and 13 assists in 104 outings for Philadelphia Union, becoming one of the top left backs in MLS.

Wagner has been hailed as a ‘fighter’ by former Philadelphia Union teammate Aurelien Collin, claiming that he isn’t scared of the physical side of the game.


Leeds did splash the cash on a left back last summer as Junior Firpo arrived from Barcelona.

The hope was that Firpo would become a star at Leeds having previously shown promise at Real Betis, but he has looked a little out of his depth.

That may mean Leeds dip back into the market for another left back this summer and Wagner appears to be a target.


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