Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Club Brugges left-back Laurens De Bock, according to a reliable journalist.
HLN reporter Tomas Taecke claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that De Bock, 26, has left Club Brugges’ training camp in Spain in order to jet out and sign off on paperwork to finalise a switch to Elland Road.
— Tomas Taecke (@FooTTomaz) January 8, 2018
The Daily Mail has previously reported in their live transfer blog on Sunday [12:28pm] that Wolves and Torino are also interested in De Bock, but he had agreed personal terms to sign for Leeds in a four-and-a-half year deal.
However it was understood that Leeds and Brugges had yet to come to an agreement on his fee.
Now though, it seems a breakthrough has been made in talks with the European left-back due to jet into the UK to put the finishing touches to his move to Yorkshire.
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.
In other Leeds United news, this key player is potentially set to be sidelined until the end of February.