Leeds United may face a battle getting rid of one of their perennial fringe players yet again this summer.
On this occasion, we are not talking about the lesser-seen Ouasim Bouy.
Instead, it is the future of Laurens De Bock that is being put in the spotlight.
The Belgian defender finished this season on loan at ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie. That loan spell contained a potential permanent clause, as the Dutch club confirmed when announcing the deal.
However, as recently reported by Omroep West, ADO are not likely to keep any of the players they had on loan when the Dutch league was suspended (and ultimately declared null and void) earlier this year.
It means yet another summer where Leeds try and shift a player who has failed to find a place at Elland Road since his reported (YEP) £1.5 million switch from Club Brugge in January 2018.
Marcelo Bielsa is simply not of the belief that De Bock adds value to his first-team squad and loaned him out to KV Oostende in 2018. Last summer, after struggling to find a home for him and a deal with Aris in Greece collapsing, a Sunderland side desperate for left-back options snapped him up on loan.
Come January, after a change in management, the Black Cats had also had enough of De Bock and sent him packing.
De Bock still has two years left on his contract and would, therefore, be expensive to release and Leeds will desperately want to find him a new permanent home this summer.
For the player, it is also what he needs, considering he genuinely does have talent that he could offer another club.
Leeds United fans and De Bock will undoubtedly hope that they can find a suitable new home for the 27-year-old in the next transfer window.