It looks like the deal for Club Brugge left-back Laurens De Bock is still very much in the pipeline. The Belgian champions are expected to ask for around £1.5/2 million for the player and Leeds were reported to have agreed a deal with the player last week, with a negotiation with the club now in focus.
What do we know about De Bock? He’s experienced in the Champions League, the Belgian left-back has won the Belgian league with Club Brugge and is known for being a no-nonsense left-back with a quality left-foot. He does fit the policy of Leeds’ transfer strategy and he certainly fits what we probably need, Gaetano Berardi challenging Luke Ayling for his natural position hasn’t happened because of the left-back void. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is barely getting a chance but played today and came off inured.. If personal terms are agreed then it means the clubs are negotiating a deal as we speak, Phil Hay today confirmed he is a target for Leeds.
The need for players is massively on the fans agenda after the pathetic display in South Wales at Newport County today. The squad isn’t good enough and having a second half of the season like the first seems very unlikely, and thinking we can do that seems naïve to say the least. We need a striker desperately, that is obvious. We need a winger, we probably need a centre-back and despite Berardi playing well at the moment we probably do need a natural left-back. The deal will probably go one way or another early this week, whether that means getting it over the line or it not happening I don’t know, what I do know is that we need to do business, and fast.