By Tom Blackburn
Zulte Waregem are unsure why Leeds haven’t given the green light to the signing of defender Bryan Verboom, according to a report.
Dutch outlet Voetbal Nieuws claim that the two clubs as well as Verboom have agreed to the terms of the deal, but Leeds have failed to finalise it over the past three days.
It is said the delay is worrying for both the 24-year-old and the Belgian club, who fear Leeds have got cold feet and are ready to explore alternative options.
Pieter-Jan Calcoen, who writes for Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, revealed on his personal Twitter account on Monday night that the Zulte Waregem full-back was closing in on a move to Garry Monk’s side.
With doubts surrounding the future of Charlie Taylor, who had a transfer request rejected a fortnight ago, Leeds made a move to prise Verboom from Belgium.
He has been at his current club since January 2013, when he joined from Anderlecht for £170,000 after a six-month loan spell with Zulte.
Verboom played 36 times for his club last season as they finished sixth in the Belgian first division, and he is contracted to Zulte until 2019 after a contract extension last year.
Monk has brought in nine new faces so far this summer for the Yorkshire giants, with the likes of Rob Green, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez and most recently Liam Bridcutt all putting pen to paper.
Bridcutt, 27, signed on a two-year contract at Elland Road on Tuesday morning to end a protracted transfer saga and return him to the club where he spent last season on loan.
In other Leeds transfer news, their recently released prospect agrees a move to a top-five side.