Talks underway: Wolves join Leeds in hunt for flyer as four-and-a-half year deal is agreed - reports
Leeds United are in talks with Club Brugges over a fee to sign left-back Laurens De Bock, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claimed in their live transfer blog on Sunday [12:28pm] that Wolves have now joined the hunt for De Bock, 25, as well as Serie A outfit Torino.
It is understood that De Bockh has agreed to pen a four-and-a-half year deal and that personal terms are no issue for the Belgian flyer, who is also capable of playing on the wing, it is the fee that is proving a problem.
Belgian journalist Tomas Taecke reported via his personal Twitter account that the former Belgium youth international had agreed terms with the Yorkshire giants.
The latest report adds that Leeds are discussing a transfer fee with Jupiler League favourites Club Brugge, who are currently leading the Belgian top-flight by 11 points.
De Bock has made just eight appearances across all competitions for Brugge this season and Leeds may be in need of a new left-back with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson attracting attention from Reading.
Football Insider verdict
De Bock could work out to be a very clever signing for Leeds. Thomas Christiansen really needs a new left-back in his side as right-backs Gaetano Berardi and Vurnon Anita have played there most of the season. Bortwick-Jackson’s loan spell at Elland Road has been a disaster and his performance against Newport County on Sunday was nothing short of being shambolic. Charlie Taylor was never really replaced in the summer and as the season has developed, it has shown what a strange decision that was. Christiansen and Victor Orta have overflowed the attacking area of the squad with wingers and strikers and have left a seriously unbalanced side.
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