Fox Sports Nederlands claim Leeds United have had a bid for Belgian winger Anthony Limbombe rejected.

The 21-year-old winger currently plays in the Eredivisie, Holland’s top flight, after securing promotion with NEC last season.

Limbombe was a key figure in NEC’s promotion push last season, contributing 14 goals in 33 appearances.

While Limbombe may be looking for the exit door after allowing his contract to reach a final year, NEC’s manager Ernest Faber, claims the Belgian Under 19 international can do better than Elland Road. Whether that’s a comment designed to win favour with the winger and delay his exit, or the genuine belief of NEC’s manager is impossible to know for sure, but Limbombe’s stats from last season are bound to have turned a few heads and I’d be surprised if Leeds are the only club sniffing around.

4 Responses

  1. Tare

    I do not know this player but reputation of Belgium as footie player producer (for PL) country has been remarkable. Let’s see what happens? Tare

  2. Mike

    From the footage you can dig up on him he looks direct, tricky and pretty pacey. Problem is they’ve just seen 1.5m rejected and i cant see going much higher than 2m, maybe they can work out something with a sell on clause although I don’t see Cellino liking those.

  3. spellz

    He has had a bag of assists in the same season, he does look quality my feeling is we are no where near the price so I doubt we will pursue, although I hope we do.

  4. Scally Lad

    This acquisition can’t come soon enough after getting thrashed and mastered in all respects by a League One side that I do not want us playing against in the same division next year. We were out-coached, out-hustled, our possession was terrible, we couldn’t move the ball forward, we were as slow as treacle on a cold pudding – all the usual weaknesses. The only good thing I see in this loss is that, being out of the league cup, we can focus on exclusively preparing for Championship matches and have less concern about the fatigue factor resulting from too many matches to keep the side sharp.


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