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Leeds to test Hoffenheim with ambitious bid for World Cup goalscorer

  • Jan 03, 12:18

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

Leeds United are reportedly bolstering their interest and lining up a bid for Steven Zuber, a Swiss international midfielder currently contracted to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

The Yorkshire Evening Post covers the transfer story to the midfielder who scored in the 1-1 draw between Switzerland and Brazil at last summer’s World Cup.

At the age of 27, Steven Zuber would undoubtedly be quite the signing for the Championship side, having featured in nine Bundesliga matches this season and three times in the Champions League – a group which included Lyon and Manchester City.

Zuber scored in the 1-1 draw with Brazil at the World Cup

German news source BILD (in German) also link Leeds to a move for Swiss international in January, saying that Hoffenheim wouldn’t stand in the way of the player requesting a transfer. However, there remains doubt over whether he would move to the Championship – but the club’s strong title-challenging position could allay those concerns.

Zuber has a contract in Germany that runs until 2020, and with his game-time decreasing it’s likely both parties will agree to a transfer this month or at the very latest this summer.