Report: Leeds lodge significant bid for prolific attacker, another £1.2m will swing the deal
By Dominic Toner
Leeds have had a £1.8million bid rejected for long-term transfer target Anthony Limbombe, according to a report.
NEC Nijmegen recently announced the signing of winger Reagy Baah Ofosu as a potential replacement for Limbombe, which has prompted Leeds to make their move the Belgian.
Dutch publication Voetbal Primeur have reported that NEC have rejected the bid from Leeds and are holding out for a higher transfer fee for the left-winger.
Leeds have been told that they must pay up to £3million to land the 21-year-old after he excelled last season in the Dutch league.
It is unclear whether Leeds will return with an improved bid for the player who they have trailed in recent transfer windows.
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The former Belgium Under-19 international has one year remaining on his contract at Dutch side NEC.
Limbombe is known for his explosive pace and also has an eye for goal, scoring seven goals and making seven more in the Eredivisie from the wide-left position last season.
Garry Monk is keen to add width to his Leeds squad, with only Jordan Botaka, Stuart Dallas and Hadi Sacko as recognised wingers.
It’s already been a busy window for Monk, with the former Swansea manager bringing in six new players. The most expensive recruit has been League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe, who cost a seven-figure sum from Oxford.
The £1.8m bid is significant as it is likely to have exceeded any of their other offers tabled this summer for the influx of signings.
In addition to Roofe, the 37-year-old has also signed Marcus Antonsson and Rob Green on permanent deals, while Kyle Bartley, Hadi Sacko and Matt Grimes have all joined Monk’s revolution on loan.
In other Leeds transfer news, Monk has revealed why Rob Green was omitted from the team for friendly win.