Done deal: 27-year-old wraps up Leeds exit on loan-to-buy basis
ADO Den Haag have confirmed the signing of Laurens De Bock on a loan-to-buy basis from Leeds United.
The Eredivise club, managed by former Newcastle and West Brom boss Alan Pardew, announced via their official Twitter account on Monday that De Bock, 27, has agreed to join them on an initial loan deal.
ADO Den Haag have the option to make the deal permanent in the future and De Bock seems to be happy with the move.
“I have heard and seen many good things from the club, such as the fanatic fans and the beautiful stadium,” he said.
🗞 Nog meer nieuws!
🇧🇪 Laurens de Bock wordt gehuurd van @LUFC, met optie tot koop.
💬 “Ik heb veel goede dingen gehoord en gezien van de club, zoals de fanatieke fans en het mooie stadion"#WelkomLaurens🤝
— ADO Den Haag 🔰 (@ADODenHaag) January 13, 2020
De Bock has had somewhat of a nightmare during his time as a Leeds United player.
He joined the Whites from Club Brugge in January 2018 but only made seven appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire club and was sent out on loan three times before his latest move away from Elland Road.
The Belgian left-back spent the first half of this season on loan at Sunderland where he played just five times in League One.
If you cannot get a game in League One then what chance do you have with a team who is second in the Championship?
Getting rid of De Bock makes sense but let’s hope that he does enough at Den Haag to convince them to sign him permanently in the summer so we can all wash our hands of seeing the Belgian in a Leeds shirt.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has said the Whites are on the cusp of completing their first deal of the January window.