Leeds United seek deal to sign Senne Lammens as Saturday transfer completed
Leeds United are exploring a deal to secure their third signing of the window, with Club Brugges’ young goalkeeper Senne Lammens next on their winter list, according to the Daily Mail.
The Whites have already completed the signings of Maximilian Wober [LUFC, 3 January] from Red Bull Salzburg, and yesterday announced the completed [14 January] club-record deal for TSG Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter in the region of £36million.
Jesse Marsch’s men find themselves in a precarious position in the Barclays Premier League table, following Friday’s unlucky defeat to Aston Villa at Villa Park, sitting in 14th place just two points above the relegation places.
And the American coach is certainly wanting to strengthen his squad this month in order to steer clear of the relegation places, and they are already lining up a third signing.
According to the Daily Mail [15 January], the Yorkshire outfit are exploring a deal to sign long-running [8 January] goalkeeping target Lemmens, who is out of contract in June, and is preparing to leave Belgian giants Club Bruges in an expected cut-price deal.
The 20-year-old fuelled rumours of his potential move by following both Jesse Marsch and the official Leeds United Instagram account earlier this week.
Meslier long-term replacement?
There’s no doubt Lammens is one of the top young goalkeeping talents in Belgium, despite only playing four games for Bruges as an understudy to former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
And this potential move is certainly one for the future. With Illan Meslier attracting a whole host of interest from top clubs, the young Frenchman could certainly be in line for a big move in the near future, and it seems as if Marsch is already building towards Meslier’s departure.
Lammens may well be the ideal replacement and is very highly rated in Belgium, which is already shown through the club’s long-held desire to secure his future at the club.
However, with the impressive young and vibrant squad Marsch is building at Elland Road, Lammens may well be forgiven for seeking out pastures new.
Leeds is now becoming an attractive hub for young players to hone their craft, and the signings of Rutter, along with the likes of Tyler Adams and Wilfried Gnonto, the future is bright for the club. Though, they would need to secure their Premier League future first and foremost.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have placed a £2.2m a year contract offer on the table for this World Cup star.