Leeds United have completed the signing of 25-year-old left-sided flyer Laurens De Bock, according to a reliable journalist.
Phil Hay, from the Yorkshire Evening Post, has reported that Leeds moved to push the deal through quickly after the serious injury sustained by Luke Ayling.
Ayling will be out for the rest of the season, which could see Gaetano Berardi move across to the right, clearing De Bock for an immediate debut against Ipswich on Saturday.
It is said that the fee for the player is “in the region of £1.5m”.
The news was announced on Phil Hay’s official Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 10, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
This is a very timely transfer after the sad news of Ayling’s injury was released earlier today. Berardi was always playing out of position on the left, so he’ll be glad to get back to more familiar territory and it sounds like Leeds fans might only have to wait until Saturday to sample their new buy. They will be praying that he’s good enough for the Championship – if he is £1.5m will be a steal for a player who has solid experience and plenty of years in front of him.
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