A report from the Yorkshire Evening Press has said that Leeds United misfit Laurens de Bock is attracting fresh transfer interest after a proposed move to Greek Super League side Aris Thessaloniki fell through last week.
We covered reports here on The72 claiming that left-back Laurens de Bock’s long-awaited move away from Leeds United had fallen through. The Belgian was set to leave the club after a year and a half to join Greek side Aris Thessaloniki, but the club opted out of a deal to sign de Bock when the transfer looked set to go through.
Now, it has been claimed that with under a week remaining of the transfer window for League One, League Two and European clubs, de Bock is attracting fresh transfer interest. The report from the YEP states that the 26-year-old is attracting domestic and European interest, with “attractive” options open to him.
Since the arrival of Bielsa at Elland Road, de Bock has been surplus to requirements. He spent last season on loan in Belgium with K.V Oostende (23 appearances, two goals) and will not be returning to the fold at Leeds United any time soon.
He joined back in January 2018 and has played seven times for the club across all competitions and will not be adding to that total.
De Bock’s move to Aris Thessaloniki was set to be on an initial loan basis, with the option for a permanent transfer included as well. It awaits to be seen if any proposed deal to other clubs takes a similar structure, with the Whites simply looking to get him off the books before the closure of the appropriate transfer windows.