Today it’s been confirmed Club Brugge attacker Anthony Limbombe will be part of the Belgium squad for this month’s internationals.
The 23 year old has impressed for Club Brugge this season, but his career path could have been much different after being strongly linked with a move to Leeds United before his transfer to the Belgium side.
Roberto Martinez has named his squad for the upcoming game against Saudi Arabia in Brussels, and Limbombe is one of the big surprises made by the Spaniard.
The Brugge star has yet to represent his country, and it seemed he wouldn’t be in this situation just a couple of seasons ago when he was trying to make a name for himself at NEC.
Limbombe will now be going against the likes of Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens and Thorgan Hazard for a place in the side.
Leeds United were linked with Limbombe in 2015 when they tabled a bid in the region of €1.5m for the player, which was rejected by NEC.
There were reports Leeds United came in with a second bid for the Belgian that winter, but they distanced themselves from the player in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Limbombe eventually left NEC for just £2m when Brugge came in for him, and it’s likely his valuation has increased greatly now he’s part of the Belgium set up.