When Laurens de Bock signed for Leeds United in the January 2018 transfer window there was some surprise in Belgium and doubt over whether he would be the required level to get consistent matches for the club.
He’d been slipping out of the Club Brugge team and that’s why he was looking to leave, however, the confidence Leeds showed by signing the player wasn’t replicated in the Belgian media.
They were probably right, and in August of the same season he joined K.V. Oostende on loan, after it was clear he wouldn’t be playing a senior role under Marcelo Bielsa.
That loan perhaps didn’t go as well as it could have and for some months it was made clear in Belgium that De Bock would be sent back to Leeds United.
That happened, and now he needs to find a new home. Leeds would prefer a permanent transfer, but may have to settle for a loan again.
Tuesday’s edition of HLN reports the fullback is ‘conducting concrete negotiations’ with Aris Thessaloniki for a quick Elland Road exit.
There’s no explanation of the structure of a deal for the 26 year old but it’s likelier to be a loan move.
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Porto turn down Monaco’s Pereira bid
Tuesday July 30, 2019
Monaco's bid to lure Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira has proved unsuccessful, the Portuguese club have revealed. Porto have turned down a transfer approach from Monaco for midfielder Danilo Pereira. Pereira moved to Porto from Maritimo in 2015 and is club captain of the Premiera Liga side. The 27-year-old is also a regular for Portugal, having won […]