RB Salzburg counterattacks Leeds buying Max Wober with TikTok memes

With the January transfer window in full swing, many clubs are looking to dip into the market and bolster any weakness to prepare for the remainder of the season.

Transfer deals usually ramp up as the month progresses, but a few teams have already managed to conclude their business early, and among them is Premier League outfit Leeds United.

Owing to their frailties in defence, the Peacocks moved for RB Salzburg center-back Max Wober in a deal worth £11m.

The 24-year-old will likely settle in without a hitch as he has already played under Leeds’ gaffer Jesse Marsch during the American’s spell in charge of Salzburg.

The center back is also the third ex-Salzburg player signed by Marsch for Leeds, with the other two being Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen.

Needless to say, the American is evidently fond of his former players, and even more so from the Austrian side.

This makes Salzburg prone to a Leeds transfer raid at basically every window, something which the club’s social team are plenty aware of.

The club’s social accounts are easily among Europe’s best, especially when it comes to memes. Unafraid of laughing at themselves, or others, Salzburg’s socials regularly produce some pretty funny stuff.

And in regards to their business relationship with Leeds, the club’s TikTok account uploaded two clips which are as hilarious as they are classy.

The first of these TikToks displays a scene from the popular animated film franchise ‘Madagascar’.

The scene in focus features the fan-favourite duo of King Julien and his loyal servant Mort, as they basically shake down a poor elephant.

With Leeds’ club crest hovering on their chest, the two ask the elephant to relinquish his ‘peanuts’.

Representing Salzburg, the elephant politely declines before being roughed up by Mort, and eventually, Aaronson, Kristensen and Wober all fall beside a lounging King Julien.

The other TikTok takes the narrative even further, by editing over the famous ‘staring’ template, which features two men locked in a cautionary eye stare to the death.

In it, Leeds and Salzburg essentially keep an eye on each other, with the transfer deadline date acting as the final bell.

In summary, both the edits were fun to see, and they even managed to impress Leeds Support.

But you know what would be even funnier? A cheeky last-minute bid for Sesko, just for the laughs.