Club Brugges left-back Laurens De Bock is now waiting on his agent to finalise a deal to sign for Leeds United this month, according to a reliable journalist.
HLN reporter Kristof Terreur claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that defender De Bock, 26, has left training with Club Brugges ahead of making his move to Elland Road, where he will sign for five years.
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) January 8, 2018
The Daily Mail claimed in their live transfer blog on Sunday [12:28pm] that Wolves and Torino are also interested in De Bock, but it appears that they may be too late as he looks close to becoming a Leeds player.
It was understood that the former Belgium youth international had agreed personal terms with the Whites but the Yorkshire club were still attempting to thrash out an agreement with Brugges over his transfer fee.
De Bock has been sparsely used in the Belgian top-flight by Brugges this season, with his club leading the way at the top of the Jupiler League table by 11 points.
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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