Leeds have completed the deal to sign Laurens De Bock from Belgian side Club Brugge on a four-and-a-half-year-deal. The left-back has passed his medical at the club and Brugge announced this afternoon the deal was done.

Although Leeds are yet to announce the deal the Belgian side spoiled the worlds worst secret for them by announcing it themselves. De Bock has been pictured at the club with a Leeds shirt and the announcement is imminent. De Bock has represented Belgium through until the under 21’s but hasn’t been capped by the senior team. The 25-year-old is very experienced, playing in title winning campaigns for Brugge as well as Champions League matches for the side.

The deal couldn’t come at a better time, Luke Ayling has been ruled out for the rest of the season today after picking up an injury against Nottingham Forest. Gaetano Berardi is now expected to move in at right-back and that leaves a space at left-back. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson isn’t cutting it at all and Vurnon Anitavis the other option but one that doesn’t seem to fit the plans of Thomas Christiansen.

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