By Tom Blackburn
Tom Beugelsdijk has revealed Leeds are interested in signing him and he is waiting to see if they will follow up with an offer.
The Dutch defender, 26, currently plays in the top Dutch division for Ado Den Haag, and has been watched by scouts from Leeds though there is yet to be a concrete offer.
“They seem to think I am a good defender,” the Dutchman told Omroep West.
“But as long as I do not know if they will come up with an offer, it is not interesting for me to think about it.”
The Daily Mail claimed this week that the 6ft 4in colossus impressed Yorkshire scouts last Friday, as he scored the winner in his side Ado Den Haag’s 2-1 win over Eredivisie rivals Excelsior.
It was said that Leeds manager Garry Monk is of the opinion that the giant centre-back will have the demanding physical rigours that the Championship requires.
Monk is poised to move for the defender as the possibility grows that the player is set for a switch to England.
The former FC Dordrecht defender almost moved to England last summer, with Birmingham, Rotherham and Blackpool all interested in the fan-favourite.
Goalscoring defender Beugelsdijk has made 88 appearances for his current side, scoring nine goals and has helped them start with a 100% record this season.
Beugelsdijk returned to the Haag last summer, after moving from German outfit FSV Frankfurt last summer on a free. The right-footed defender has two years remaining on his current contract.
The Haag’s number four signed for Frankfurt from his current club the season before, after making his debut for the Yellow and Greens in 2010.
A move for the defender could spell the end for a Leeds defender, with the Whites already having four senior centre-backs on their books.
Loan signings Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley have been brought in this summer, while Liam Cooper and Sol Bamba have also featured this season for the Whites.
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