Leeds close to completing two signings as left-back agrees personal terms - reports
By Will Butcher
Belgian left-back Bryan Verboom is set to complete a move to Championship giants Leeds after agreeing personal terms, according to a reliable journalist.
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 is closing in on a move to Garry Monk’s side.
— Pieter-Jan Calcoen (@PJCalcoen) August 15, 2016
This comes as Leeds finally tie up the protracted transfer of midfielder Liam Bridcutt from Sunderland.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim Bridcutt, 27, underwent a Leeds medical on Monday and is set to be confirmed as their ninth signing of the summer on Tuesday.
The former Chelsea trainee could be followed through the Elland Road entrance door by former Belgium Under-21 international Verboom.
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Calcoen also revealed that the Jupiler League side are awaiting permission from Leeds to complete the signing, as Monk looks to add quality to his side following defeats in their opening two Championship fixtures.
With doubts surrounding the future of Charlie Taylor, who had a transfer request rejected a fortnight ago, Leeds have 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 eight new faces so far this summer for the Yorkshire giants, with the likes of Rob Green, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez all putting pen to paper.
In other Leeds transfer news, fans have reacted on Twitter after a deal for Bridcutt was close to being confirmed.