Leeds United are on the verge of signing Club Brugges left-back Laurens De Bock, according to a reliable journalist.
Freelance Yorkshire football journalist Joe Rawson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that Belgian flyer De Bock, 25, is due to have a medical with Leeds in the next 24 hours as he closes in on becoming Thomas Christiansen’s latest addition to the squad.
Laurens De Bock from Club Brugge to #lufc almost done. The 25 year old is due to have a medical today
— Joe Rawson (@joerawson) January 8, 2018
HLN reporter Tomas Taecke had earlier claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that the European left-back had left Club Brugges’ training camp in Spain in order to jet out and sign off on paperwork to finalise a switch to Elland Road.
It now seems that the move could accelerate very quickly after De Bock was given the go ahead to leave the Belgian Jupiler League, in which he has barely featured this season for Brugges, who are 11 points clear at the summit of the top-flight.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds need a left-back desperately and it seems that they could have one in the bag by the time they play against Ipswich at the weekend. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s performance against Newport County on Sunday was as bad as it gets for a Leeds player. He disgraced the club with an inept display against League Two opposition and really should be sent back to Manchester United with his tail between his legs. Gaetano Berardi has done a decent job at left-back filling in because of Borthwick-Jackson’s poor form. But now it seems that De Bock has been signed up to go straight into Thomas Christiansen’s first-team.
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