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Leeds United target Soren Gonther signs for Dynamo Dresden

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The German defender has decided to remain in Germany.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland RoadGeneral view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Back in January it was being reported in Germany that Leeds United had made an offer to sign St Pauli captain Soren Gonther on a free transfer this summer.

According to respected German newspaper BILD Leeds offered him a two-year deal, worth around 450,000 Euros (£380,000) per year at Elland Road.

The player himself fuelled rumours by telling BILD:

“England is an adventure. Playing in the motherland of football would be a great experience. I have family – so the whole package has to be right. Even if no one says – the financial is also important. “

So is Gonther signing for Leeds this summer? No.

The centre-back has instead decided to join another 2. Bundesliga side. Dynamo Dresden confirmed on their official website yesterday that they have agreed a deal to sign the St Pauli captain this summer.

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He signed a three-year deal with the club and will now help them in their hunt for Bundesliga football.

Speaking of the move he told the club website:

Leeds' Kyle BartleyLeeds' Kyle Bartley

“Dynamo Dresden is a great club with a lot of tradition and outstanding fans. Games in Dresden have always been something special."

Leeds United may be in the hunt for a new centre-back this summer, with Kyle Bartley potentially sticking with Swansea City after his impressive loan spell at Elland Road. But Gonther will not be heading to West Yorkshire.

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