Report: Leeds locked in battle with Champions League club to land £1m winger
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds are facing a fight with Jupiler Pro League winners Club Brugge for the signature of Anthony Limbombe, according to a report.
Belgian publication HLN claim that Brugge are planning a double raid on the Dutch league by targeting Ajax’s Ricardo Van Rhijn and NEC’s Limbombe.
It is understood that the 21-year-old will leave NEC this summer as he looks to progress his career and the young Belgium Under-19 international has previously been linked with a move to Leeds.
Football Insider previously reported that Garry Monk’s bid to sign the Belgian winger had hit a snag after his current club NEC Nijmegen failed to sign a replacement.
However, it is believed that it would only cost £1million to attract Limbombe from the Dutch club, as he goes into the final year of his contract.
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The 21-year-old is known for his explosive pace and also has an eye for goal, scoring seven goals and making seven more in the League from the wide-left position last season.
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.
It’s been a busy summer already at Elland Road, with the former Swansea manager bringing in six new players. The most expensive recruit has been reigning League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe for a fee believed to be around £3million.
In other Leeds news, the Whites are set to pull out of a move to sign defender Joel Ekstrand.