Leeds United defender Laurens De Bock could be the latest player to make an exit from Elland Road after reportedly telling his agent to find him a new club this summer.
The 26-year-old was shipped out on loan to Belgian side KV Oostende last season and it appears his Leeds career is close to an end after just 18 months with the club.
According to Football Insider, De Bock has accepted he has no future with the Whites and has told his agent to find him a new club before the summer transfer window closes.
The report suggests that Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa sees no place for him in his future plans.
The Belgian arrived in West Yorkshire in January 2018, joining from Club Brugge for a reported fee of around £1.5 million.
He made just seven appearances for Leeds in his first season at the club and has not featured for the first team since March 2018.
The Yorkshire club have not shied away from offloading players this summer, with seven players already having left the club on permanent deals.
De Bock’s exit seems like the right decision for both the player and the club.
The 26-year-old has never featured under Bielsa and appears to be below a number of players in the pecking order at left-back.
Barry Douglas, Ezgjan Alioski, Stuart Dallas and Leif Davis all featured in that role for the Whites last season, so it seems De Bock is excess to requirements at Elland Road.
Other than his time with Leeds, the entirety of the Belgian’s career has been spent in his home country, so that would seem his most likely next step.
If that is his desired destination, it means there is no rush to get the deal done as the transfer window in Belgium doesn’t shut until the end of August.Like what the FLW have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!