These past two years haven’t treated goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald the best. While he was in Germany playing for Werder Bremen, Die Werderaner decided to bring in Czech Republic shot stopper Jiří Pavlenka from Slavia Prague instead of sticking with Wiedwald. Leeds offered an escape for him, and when it was announced that Leeds grabbed him for only £500,000 it was seen as a bit of a coup.
Then the 2017/18 season happened, and the £500,000 price tag was understandable.
Wiedwald ended up being dropped in favor for veteran Andy Lonergan, who didn’t offer much in improvement, got another run out with the senior squad only to be dropped for young Bailey Peacock-Farrell, who seems to be keeping a hold of the starting gig for now. Being a 3rd string keeper is not something both Felix nor Leeds wanted, and the two parties may part ways shortly.
According to German newspaper Bild, Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt are looking to bring Wiedwald back to his home soil. Wiedwald is reportedly unhappy with his situation at Leeds -understandable- and even though his contract runs thru 2020 Leeds are looking to buy him out. Frankfurt are looking to bring Wiedwald in as a reliable backup to Frederik Rönnow, the same role Wiedwald had when he joined Frankfurt the first time around in the summer of 2013, backing up a keeper by the name of Kevin Trapp. The paper reports that within the next couple of days Wiedwald contract won’t be a problem anymore for Wiedwald to return to Frankfurt.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell could be cementing his spot as Leeds starting netminder with this news, although he himself is rumored to be wanted by newly promoted Wolves. Wiedwald is set to become the second player to leave in what could be a revolving door of summer exits as Leeds United eagerly prepare for life under newly appointed coach Marcelo Bielsa.