Exclusive: Leeds 26yo given green light to find new club after Bielsa decision


Leeds United have given Laurens De Bock to find a new club ahead of the summer transfer window, Football Insider sources understand.

The left-back, 26, was surplus to requirements at the start of the campaign under Marcelo Bielsa and the manager still does not see a role for him in the senior squad.

A club source has told Football Insider that Leeds have told De Bock’s camp that the player is free to find new employers who are willing to sign him on a permanent transfer.

De Bock arrived at Elland Road from Club Brugge in January of last year on a four-and-a-half year contract but he struggled to make an impact was frozen out of the squad in the final months of last season.

The Belgian did not make the Leeds squad for the first four matches of the campaign and, in late, August, joined top-tier side K.V. Oostende on a season-long loan.

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Back in his homeland, former Belgium Under-21 international De Bock has been in and out of the Oostende side, having an extended run in the starting XI before being benched for a number of recent matches.

Leeds do not expect to recoup the £1.5million fee they paid for the defender even though he will still have three years left on his contract this summer.

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