Leeds news: Monk takes a step closer to Limbombe signature

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19th Jul, 2016 | 2:46pm

Leeds to blow rivals out of water to sign 14 goals-and-assists winger - report

By Will Butcher

Leeds are set to blow their rivals out of the water to sign NEC Nijmegen winger, according to a report.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Garry Monk’s new look Leeds side all summer and is increasingly likely to be playing at Elland Road next season.

Dutch publication Voetbal Primeur claim that Leeds will outbid their rivals to sign the former Belgium Under-19 international.

The report states that Leeds are in pole position for Limbombe as they look to meet the required £3million price tag.

In another boost to Monk, Belgian newspaper AD revealed on Tuesday that Limbombe doesn’t want to a move to France after Ligue 1 side Toulouse were said to be ready to bid for him.

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Toulouse’s domestic rivals Lille have also been credited with an interest in the winger, as well as Belgian giants Club Brugge.

Limbombe, who scored seven league goals last season in 32 appearances, adding another seven in assists, was omitted from NEC’s friendly against Hannover on Saturday despite other first-team regulars featuring.

NEC are likely to cash in on their star-man rather than risk losing him on a free in 12 months time, and have signed a replacement after confirming the arrival of former Ingolstadt winger Reagy Baah Ofosu.

Former Swansea manager Monk is keen to add width to his Leeds squad, with only Jordan Botaka, Stuart Dallas and new on-loan signing Hadi Sacko recognised as wingers.

As well as Sacko, Monk has brought another five players. The most expensive signing was League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe, who put pen to paper at Elland Road for £3million.

In other Leeds news, fans have reacted on Twitter to this potential new signing.