According to a report from Voetbal Belgie, Leeds United will look to offload left-back Laurens de Bock on a permanent basis during the summer transfer window.
Left-back Laurens de Bock will reportedly have to find a new club during the summer transfer window, once he returns from his loan spell with Belgian side K.V Oostende.
Upon the arrival of manager Marcelo Bielsa, defender de Bock’s Leeds career looked to have been set to come to an end there and then. The club were keen to offload the Belgian on a permanent basis during the summer, but they could only seal a loan deal.
The Championship side agreed a season-long loan deal with Belgian outfit K.V Oostende, who currently play in the Jupiler Pro League – the top tier of football in Belgium.
However, the left-back has failed to make a lasting impression during his time with the club, playing 13 times in the league since his arrival. He hasn’t featured in the club’s last four games as the club sit in 14th place out of 16 teams.
K.V Oostende will not be looking to make their loan move for de Bock permanent, the report adds. Not only has he failed to dazzle in his time back in his native, but they also deem him as too expensive. The Belgian side are unwilling to cough up the money for the left-back as Leeds look to recoup as much of the £1.4 million they paid for de Bock as possible.
de Bock’s time at Leeds will not last long in the memory of supporters. After joining last summer, he played just seven games before being sent on loan to Belgium and he looks highly unlikely to add to that total.