Leeds transfer news: Monk after Dutch defender Beugelsdijk

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25th Aug, 2016 | 1:11pm

Monk to make move to sign 26-year-old after Leeds scouting mission - report

By Will Butcher

Leeds are lining up a bid for Dutch defender Tom Beugelsdijk as manager Garry Monk looks to solidify his defence, according to a report.

The Daily Mail claim the 6ft 4in colossus impressed Yorkshire scouts last Friday, as he scored the winner in his side Ado Den Haag’s 2-1 win over Eredivisie rivals Excelsior.

It is said that Leeds manager Garry Monk is of the opinion that the giant centre-back will have the demanding physical rigours that the Championship requires.

Monk is poised to move for the defender as the possibility grows that the player is set for a switch to England.

The former FC Dordrecht defender almost moved to England last summer, with Birmingham, Rotherham and Blackpool all interested in the fan-favourite.

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Goalscoring defender Beugelsdijk has made 88 appearances for his current side, scoring nine goals and has helped them start with a 100% record this season.

Beugelsdijk returned to the Haag last summer, after moving from German outfit FSV Frankfurt last summer on a free. The right-footed defender has two years remaining on his current contract.

The Haag’s number four signed for Frankfurt from his current club the season before, after making his debut for the Yellow and Greens in 2010.

A move for the defender could spell the end for a Leeds defender, with the Whites already having four senior centre-backs on their books.

Loan signings Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley have been brought in this summer, while Liam Cooper and Sol Bamba have also featured this season for the Whites.

In other Leeds transfer news, Monk has predicted a busy last few days in the summer transfer window.