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Leeds reportedly close to completing second January signing

According to Sky Sports, Leeds United will soon complete the signing of Club Brugge defender Laurens De Bock after the player landed in England for medicals.

De Bock is going to be Leeds second reinforcement in January transfer window, after Finish center-back Aapo Halme – who arrived from HJK Helsinki earlier this month.

The 25-year-old left back had a disappointing first half of the season in Brugge, as he has only been able to collect six appearances in Jupiler Pro League. Despite the weak season, his strong performances from the previous years have convinced Leeds’ officials to bring him to Elland Road.

Manager Thomas Christiansen is looking to strengthen the squad ahead of the second part of the season, as Leeds are expected to fight for Premier League’ promotion spot.

Former Belgium U-21 international is currently out of shape, so he would probably need some time to improve his physical fitness. De Bock will be an alternative to Gaetano Berardi.