Report: Leeds in market for winger, told they will have to pay £3m to land rising star
By Harvey Byrne
NEC Nijmegen will not sell Leeds target Anthony Limbombe on the cheap this summer, according to a report.
Dutch football news site Voetbal Krant have claimed that any club interested in signing the 21-year-old winger will need to table an offer up to £3million.
The youngster has attracted many suitors this summer, which include Leeds and Champions League side Club Brugge and it is thought that his current club are looking to create a bidding war for the pacy wide-man to get the best price for him.
The Yorkshire side announced the departure of Lewis Cook from Elland Road on Friday in a deal worth between £7million to £10million and the Championship club could choose to spend a large part of the fee on bringing Limbombe in to the team.
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.
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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, Kemar Roofe is relishing linking up with striker partner Chris Wood.