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Leeds United misfit Laurens De Bock refuses to consider Elland Road stint a failure

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Leeds United misfit Laurens De Bock refuses to consider Elland Road stint a failure

Loaned out Leeds United misfit Laurens De Bock has been commenting on his time at Elland Road, as he looks to rebuild his career in his latest loan deal at Zulte-Waregem.

The Belgian defender e arrived at Leeds under the management of Thomas Christiansen in a deal reportedly (YEP) worth around £1.5 million from Club Brugge. He was brought in to solve Leeds’ issues at left-back, but things did not go to plan in West Yorkshire.

De Bock struggled to perform early on and Christiansen was sacked just one month later. He struggled to break into Paul Heckingbottom’s first-team and Marcelo Bielsa immediately cut him from the picture upon his arrival at Elland Road in the summer of 2018.


However, De Bock is not willing to paint his time at Leeds as a universal disaster, instead looking to think positively about his time at Elland Road. 

“I’m not one to regret choices he makes, so I’m not going to say I see Leeds a failure,” De Bock told Het Laatste Nieuws. “It started well on Elland Road, but after a quick change of manager the results were disappointing and I was left out of the team.”


Since Bielsa’s arrival, De Bock has been persona non grata at Leeds, along with the likes of Jay-Roy Grot and Eunan O’Kane. 

Loan spells at Oostende, Sunderland, ADO Den Haag, and now Zulte have followed and De Bock will just be hoping to get some regular playing time under his belt. 

His contract at Leeds currently runs until the summer of 2022 but his current loan club included an option to buy in his loan deal. 

Hopefully, for all parties involved, De Bock has a successful season and finds himself a new home away from Leeds in the near future.

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