New Leeds signing Laurens De Bock could be set to make his debut on Saturday away at Ipswich Town. The left-back signed from Club Brugge today and an injury to Luke Ayling means he may well be thrown in at the deep end, something we really need in all honesty. He spoke about his move today, and said he feels this is the right move for his career and family.
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“I’m very happy to be here and it feels like the next step in my career,” said De Bock.
“I’m really looking forward to playing at this beautiful club in front of the beautiful fans at the stadium and atmosphere.
“I’ve heard a lot about Leeds United, I’ve spoken to players who play in England and I asked a few questions and everyone says the same thing, that it is a beautiful club and when I was younger I remember Leeds playing in the Premier League.
“It was a big decision I had to make, because I also have my wife and little boy, but when you have the chance come to England and being 25 now, I had to make the decision and I’m looking forward to playing in the most beautiful football country in the world.
“I think my strength is my tackling, so hopefully the defence likes it here and I also like rough football.
“I won two cups in Belgium and the league title with Club Brugge for the first time in 11 years, it was a big thing to win and I hope to win a lot here as well.”
The move has cost Leeds around £1.5 million and the 25-year-old arrives with a wealth of experience in the Belgian League. He has also played Champions League and Europa League football and has been capped all the way through the Belgian national ranks up until the under 21’s. Leeds saw off interest from Torino and Wolves to secure the deal.