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Former Leeds United target reveals why he rejected move

Former Leeds United target Anthony Limbombe has given his reasons for choosing Club Brugge and turning down other clubs, according to Voetbal Krant.

Limbombe had been heavily linked with a move to Championship side Leeds this summer, and the club made two offers for the winger.  However Limbombe made the decision to sign for Belgian side Club Brugge last month on a four-year deal for around £2 million.

Leeds were also interested in the winger last summer, having a £1.5 million bid rejected.  After giving up on signing Limbombe, Leeds instead signed Jordan Botaka.

Limbombe impressed with NEC Nijmegen last season in his first season in the Eredivisie, scoring seven goals in 32 league appearances for his former club.  This form led to more interest this summer, with the winger choosing to hand in a transfer request before signing for Club Brugge.

Speaking about his move to Belgium, the winger confirmed that he had several other options available to him.  Limbombe said: “I’m glad it’s all behind us. I had other options. I was determined to come to Club Brugge. This is a Belgian club which may take its place in the Champions League, so I really didn’t take interest in the other clubs.”

These comments suggest that Leeds couldn’t sign the winger purely because he was interested in Champions League football.  The club have not wasted any time after missing out on Limbombe however, with the signing of Pablo Hernandez expected to be confirmed today.

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