As Jesse Marsch appears to be like to rebuild this Leeds United squad in his picture over the summer time switch window, one man to whom he will certainly say goodbye is Laurens de Bock.
The Belgian was signed for £3m by Thomas Christiansen again in January 2018, changing into the then-Leeds supervisor’s third arrival of the winter switch window.a
Nonetheless, following his transfer, issues simply didn’t go to plan for the £15k-a-week incomes full-back, who struggled to essentially make a lot of an influence at Elland Street.
The 29-year-old would go on to play simply seven occasions for the Yorkshire membership earlier than ultimately shedding his first-team place to a teenage Tom Pearce.
After discovering himself out of the image, De Bock was rapidly shipped out on mortgage – certainly, he has since had 4 totally different spells on the likes of Oostende, Sunderland, ADO Den Haag and eventually Zulte Waregem, the place he has been because the summer time of 2020.
Again in his native Belgium, the 29-year-old has seemingly discover a extra pure dwelling, changing into a first-team common for Zulte and making 28 appearances in all competitions this season.
Along with his contract at Leeds expiring this summer time, now could be the right likelihood for either side to lastly wave goodbye on a everlasting foundation, one thing that former Whites goalkeeper Paul Robinson has backed to occur.
The Englishman mentioned: “He’ll clearly be well-informed concerning the participant and know precisely the place he’s, what number of video games he’s performed and what stage he’s at. It’s a choice for Jesse Marsch to take a look at and determine what he needs going ahead.
“In the event that they noticed it match to mortgage him out this season, together with his contract ending, it was the final likelihood for him to both be put within the store window to search for different employment or signal a brand new contract at Leeds. But when they see it match to let De Bock go and let Junior Firpo keep, it’s an space they’re going to have to take a look at in the summertime.”
Leeds’ forgotten man is lastly set for a extra everlasting exit this summer time, having not performed for the membership since 10 March 2018.
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