Leeds United have finally announced the signing of Laurens de Bock from Club Brugge.
The Belgian media have been reporting on the deal over the past week, and a few days ago De Bock was allowed to leave Brugge’s Spain training camp to travel to Leeds and have a medical.
The final details of a deal were still to be sorted but it was clear both clubs and the player were keen on a deal. Leeds United have announced that De Bock’s transfer fee will be ‘undisclosed’, but that’s not the case in Belgium with Het Belang van Limburg saying the player is moving for €1.7m.
With De Bock signing up until 2022, the Belgian newspaper report he’ll be earning more at Leeds United than he did at Club Brugge.
It’s explained that Leeds beat competition from clubs including Wolves and Torino to sign the fullback.
Belgian club KV Mechelen were also keen on De Bock, but he was keen to leave the country and start afresh somewhere else.