Steven Zuber's comments suggest he could have been a Leeds fan favourite

Leeds United fans celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United reportedly wanted to bring Steven Zuber to the Championship before he swapped Hoffenheim for Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart.

Steven Zuber of TSG Hoffenheim looks on during the Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on December 23, 2018 in Sinsheim, Germany.

Leeds United fans were left ‘gutted’ when Steven Zuber slipped through their grasp.

According to the Mirror, the Whites were interested in bringing the Hoffenheim midfielder to Elland Road in the January transfer window despite his hefty £10.8 million price-tag.

A busy, energetic and creative player, Zuber would have been a good fit for Marcelo Bielsa’s attack-minded and possession-orientated side – especially after they lost Samu Saiz to Getafe.


But Leeds eventually missed out with the 27-year-old instead joining Stuttgart on loan until the end of the season. And, if his comments to the club’s official website are anything to go by, Zuber might have been a fan favourite in West Yorkshire with his attitude and approach to the game speaking volumes.

“I’ll do my best to settle seamlessly into the team. I want to help the team gradually climb the table,” Zuber said.

“If there’s one thing the club’s fans can expect from me, it’s that I’ll always fight to the bitter end and give my all. I’m someone who likes to tackle things head-on and likes to attack.”

Steven Zuber of 1899 Hoffenheim celebrates after scoring his team's second goal  during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Shakhtar Donetsk at...

Now, Leeds fans have been mesmerized by the fabulous football Bielsa has brought to Elland Road but if there is one thing supporters demand it is full-blooded commitment to the famous white shirt.

And it’s clear to see that Zuber is not a player who lacks work-rate and dedication.

According to Sky Sports, Leeds are looking for a number of alternatives now with Bristol City’s Callum O’Dowda understood to be the latest name on their hitlist.

Steven Zuber of TSG Hoffenheim and Jean-Paul Boetius of Mainz 05 battle for the ball  during the Bundesliga match between TSG Hoffenheim and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on...

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