Revealed: Leeds senior player with 3 years left on contract tells agent to find him new club
EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
Leeds United left-back Laurens De Bock has told his agent to find him a new club this summer after accepting he has no future at the club, Football Insider understands.
The defender, 26, spent last season on loan at Belgian top-flight club K.V. Oostende after he was frozen out of the United side at the start of the campaign.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Marcelo Bielsa does not see a role for De Bock at Leeds and he is looking to move on before the transfer window shuts.
There is less of a rush for De Bock to leave than some of the British players heading out of Leeds, as the window in his native Belgium will remain open until the end of August.
A return to Belgium is the most likely transfer avenue for De Bock, although it’s unlikely he will return to Oostende, where he made 23 appearances last season and started their last five Jupiler League play-off matches.
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Oostende have no plans to convert the former Belgium Under-21 international’s loan into a permanent deal after signing left-back Borja Nastic this summer.
De Bock has three years remaining on his Leeds contract, which he signed when he arrived from Club Brugge for a fee of around £1.5million in January of last year.
He is behind senior pair Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski in the left-back pecking order at Leeds as well as rising star Leif Davis and the versatile Stuart Dallas.
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