Leeds transfer news: Club Brugge development amid Lammens links with Elland Road move
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Leeds transfer news: Club Brugge development amid Lammens links with Elland Road move

Leeds United have been heavily linked with Club Brugge goalkeeper Senne Lammens in recent days.

Belgian outlet HLN claimed that the 20-year-old is now in talks to make the move to Elland Road.

At present, Leeds boss Jesse Marsch has a number of goalkeepers at his disposal.

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Illan Meslier, Kristoffer Klaesson and Joel Robles are available to Marsch in the Whites ranks.

Meanwhile, Lammens’ contract runs until the summer.

He can negotiate pre-contract agreements with clubs outside the Belgian leagues.

However, it looks as though Club Brugge are already preparing for life without Lammens.

According to HLN – via Sport Witness – they are signing Stoke City’s Josef Bursik.

The former England Under-21 international is in Belgium to undergo his medical, added the report.

Bursik will reportedly sign a four-and-a-half year contract as he becomes Scott Parker’s first signing as head coach.

One for the future?

This is an interesting one. You’d think that Leeds and Lammens would be sorting out a summer move.

The Whites don’t need a new goalkeeper now. And with Lammens’ contract expiring in the summer, it would make sense for him to become a free agent and then join Leeds.

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This would no doubt be one for the future, as Lammens is only 20 and second-choice at Club Brugge. So he’d need time to get up to scratch.

However, not only are Club Brugge reportedly bringing in a replacement right away, but Lammens has also started following Leeds on social media.

Perhaps the Belgians are looking to cash in now, get a bit of money for their player, and Leeds will have a decent young prospect on their books ahead of any potential competition.

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