Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hübner has confirmed that the Bundesliga side are in talks to sign goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald from Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United. There had been strong rumours in recent times suggesting the German was indeed set to depart Elland Road.
Despite the managerial change, which has seen Marcelo Bielsa appointed to the Leeds job, Wiedwald seemingly still has no future with the football club. He failed to make any appearance following the 3-0 away defeat at Middlesbrough in March.
Earlier today, a brief comment was released on the official Eintracht Frankfurt Twitter page, which contained dialogue from Hübner that discussions are ongoing to try and sign the player. Whilst it was confirmed that this is the case, he could not confirm if it is close to being concluded.
The 28-year-old made the move to Leeds last summer, linking up for an undisclosed fee from another Bundesliga side in the form of Werder Bremen. However, after one season in the English second tier, he is primed to return.
Wiedwald came under criticism on a regular basis over the course of a season, producing a series of errors which led to goals being conceded. Thomas Christiansen signed the player a year ago, but he lost his job, and Paul Heckingbottom continued to use him in the team. However, the final straw proved to be that Middlesbrough game, and then Bailey Peacock-Farrell enjoyed a run in the final matches. He looks to have played his final game for the club and will be moving on, most likely to Frankfurt.