By Saikat Mandal

8th Jan, 2023 | 5:40pm

Leeds United in advanced talks with Senne Lammens as he rejects new contract at Club Brugge

Leeds United are in advanced talks with Club Brugge to sign their young goalkeeper Senne Lammens, as reported by HLN.

The Belgium media outlet (8 January, 9.07 am) reports that Brugge will have to look for a new goalkeeper as Lammens, 20, appear to be on his way to the Premier League.

Leeds have been interested in him since last summer, but there has been no agreement yet. It remains to be seen whether Lammens will move to Leeds in January or next summer, as he doesn’t want to extend his contract.

In case, he is not signing a pre-contract with Leeds and only sets his intentions of moving in January, the Whites will have to pay a transfer fee for his signature.

Back-up option?

Club Brugge are not particularly keen on losing their talented goalkeeper, but they are helpless here. 

The youngster has barely featured for his club, as he is behind former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, in the pecking order. 

With game time hard to come by, he is seeking options elsewhere and wants to join Leeds. 

This is an interesting decision as the Whites are already well-stocked in that department. Jesse Marsch has Joel Robles and Kristoffer Klaesson as two other options along with Illan Meslier. 

It remains to be seen whether the Whites consider Lammens as a potential replacement for Meslier in the long run or if they want him to compete with Meslier for the starting role. 

Leeds have been proactive in the transfer market once again. They have already secured the signing of Max Wober from Red Bull Salzburg, and are close to signing France Under-21 international Georginio Rutter. 

There could be more signings as well, and Lammens could be one of those who could be moving to Elland Road in January. 

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have already made an approach to sign a player who could be the next arrival at Elland Road after Max Wober.