One of Victor Orta’s many Leeds United flops looks as though he could be finally on his way out of Elland Road for good.
Laurens De Bock was signed by Orta in January 2018 but since then, the Belgian left-back has played just seven times for Leeds and has been sent out on loan to three different clubs.
It now seems that the 27-year-old’s spell as a Leeds United player is finally coming to an end with HLN reporting that he has held talks with the top-brass of Zulte Waregem.
The Belgian newspaper claims that De Bock held a meeting with Zulte’s leadership on Tuesday and that talks were positive.
De Bock has been such a waste of money for Leeds, who splashed out £1.5million on the full-back and handed him a long four-and-a-half-year contract.
Leeds were in desperate need of a left-back when they signed up De Bock but it was clear almost instantly that he was nowhere near good enough for the Championship.
Who remembers his performance against Derby? Or that he admitted he has issues with his concentration?
De Bock has flopped while on loan away from Elland Road in the last two seasons with League One’s Sunderland cutting short his temporary deal in January.
If you can’t cut it in League One, it might be a bit optimistic of Zulte Waregem to expect him to be able to perform for them.
But, then again, a return to Belgium could be exactly what De Bock needs to revive a career that once saw him named in the Belgian national team and has since seen him fail in two and a half miserable years at Leeds.
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