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Brighton and Hove Albion want MLS star after Leeds United chase

Leeds United failed to sign Philadelphia Union’s Kai Wagner and he could now be on his way to Brighton and Hove Albion in 2024.

Brighton and Hove Albion could move for Philadelphia Union ace Kai Wagner after the major injury to Pervis Estupinan.

That is according to a report from Sky Germany, who claim that Wagner is attracting major interest ahead of the January transfer window.

Wagner has been one of the top left backs in Major League Soccer for a while now, racking up 31 assists in 168 games.

Wagner was nominated for the MLS Defender of the Year award in 2022 and will surely leave the States soon.

The German has long been linked with a move back to Europe and his time may well come during the January transfer window…

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Brighton and Hove Albion want Kai Wagner

Sky Germany now claim that Wagner will not be extending his Philadelphia Union contract.

The 25-year-old’s current deal expires in December and it looks like he will now be leaving for nothing.

It’s claimed that Brighton and Hove Albion now fancy signing Wagner with Pervis Estupinan out of action.

The Ecuadorian left back is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Wagner could represent a low-cost replacement.

Europa League opponents AEK Athens as well as Serie A side Lecce are keen too, alongside Bundesliga clubs.

Wagner will be weighing up his options now but a move to the Amex Stadium will surely appeal.

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Leeds United could see Wagner arrive in England

Wagner could finally move to England after missing out on a move to Leeds United in 2022.

The Whites were interested in landing Wagner as competition for Junior Firpo at left back during

Brotherly Game reported in August of last year that Jesse Marsch had been speaking to Union boss Jim Curtin in an attempt to bring Wagner to Elland Road.

The rumours went on for a while, going back to the summer of 2022 with The Mail+ claiming that Wagner was simply waiting for call to join Leeds.

It never came and Wagner remains in the United States with Leeds now seemingly out of the race following Marsch’s exit and their relegation from the Premier League.

Leeds seem to have missed their chance, and could now see Wagner join a Premier League club whose recruitment is regularly praised.

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