Leeds hit stumbling block in advanced £1m bid for versatile Eredivisie forward - report
By Will Butcher
Garry Monk’s bid to sign Belgian winger Anthony Limbombe has hit a snag after his current club NEC Nijmegen have failed to sign a replacement, according to a report.
The Belgium under-19 international was all set to discuss personal terms with the Yorkshire club, as NEC were expected to complete the signing of Genk winger Ayub Masika.
Dutch publication Voetbal International claim that Masika has decided to stay in Belgium and sign for second division outfit Lierse SK instead.
Limbombe has been linked with a move to Elland Road for the majority of the transfer window, after the Yorkshire Evening Post reported the Championship club’s made a £1million bid in January.
The 21-year-old is known for his explosive pace and also has an eye for goal, scoring seven goals and making seven more in the League from the wide-left position this season.
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Leeds will have to reply on NEC to find another replacement for Limbombe, if they want to sign the Congolese born forward.
Monk is keen to add width to his Leeds squad, with only Jordan Botaka, Stuart Dallas and new on-loan signing Hadi Sacko recognised as wingers.
It’s been a busy summer already at Elland Road, with the former Swansea manager bringing in six new players. The most expensive recruit has been reigning League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe for a fee believed to be around £3million.
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