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Leeds United defender set to make Elland Road exit today

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Dutch side ADO Den Haag are reportedly expected to wrap the signing of Leeds United defender Laurens De Bock today. 

The left-back has been an outcast at the Yorkshire club under Marcelo Bielsa, not featuring once and going out on loan twice times in the last 18 months.

He spent the first half of the season on loan with Sunderland in League One but was not able to have much of an impact–featuring just 10 times.

De Bock returned to Elland Road at the start of the month as it is understood he wanted to seal a move back closer to his homeland Belgium.

It appears he is set to seal such a move as Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas has reported that the 27-year-old is expected to join ADO Den Haag on loan today.

A report from Sky Sports (Transfer Centre-11/01, 21:25) has claimed that the new manager of the Dutch club, Alan Pardew, is targeting players from England as he looks to add to his squad to help their chances of survival.

De Bock joined Leeds in January 2018 and made seven appearances in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign.

However, he has not featured for the Whites since and doesn’t look likely to while Bielsa is at the club.

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The Verdict

De Bock’s time in England has been a disappointing one, both for the player and his current club.

The loan spell at Sunderland hasn’t seemed to work out and you feel it makes sense for him to look to move back closer to Belgium.

He seems to have found that in ADO Den Haag, which is good news for both player and club.

The defender’s contract is set to expire in 2022 but you’d imagine the Whites will be hoping to get him off their books permanently in the summer.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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