Former Leeds United Target Ready For Move In Summer: Should The Whites Rekindle Their Interest?

As per one of the latest reports by DH.be, Leeds United’s long-term target, Anthony Limbombe, is all set to make an exit from Club Brugge in the summer. He has made a notable impact in Jupiler League this season and is perceived to be in search of new endeavours in the coming season.

Fact File

Limbombe emerged through the youth ranks of Mechelen and Racing Genk and was eventually promoted to the senior side of the latter. However, he struggled to settle in the ranks of the Belgian outfit and after a loan spell with Lierse, he moved to N.E.C. where he started to get due recognition for his calibre.

In the summer of 2016, Limbombe returned to Belgian and signed for Club Brugge. He has had a decent season so far in the Belgian Pro League, having smashed 6 goals in 27 appearances. Besides, the attacking midfielder has played for Belgium Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 sides as well and is tipped for a World Cup call-up into Belgium’s squad.

Attributes

Limbombe is one of the hottest properties that Belgium football has on offer. He is someone who is capable enough to operate from either wing as well as a central attacking midfielder. The 23-year-old holds the ball meticulously, passes the ball around in an astute manner and is an excellent crosser.

He has showcased a notable amount of work ethic, particularly in the ongoing season and has frequently tested oppositions’ goalkeepers time and again by shooting from substantial distances as well as from close quarters. Besides, he is a free-kick specialist and all these attributes do have him a handy package.

However, Limbombe has been criticized for his lack of defensive contributions this season. Moreover, he has struggled to dominate in the air and he really needs to work on his finishing. Nonetheless, he is still young and should get better in the coming seasons.

Should Leeds United Sign Him?

In the summer of 2016, the Yorkshire Evening Post linked the Belgian with a move to the Elland Road but the deal failed to cross the line and he eventually pencilled a deal with Club Brugge. Leeds United are struggling in the Championship and do need reinforcements in the summer transfer window.

The Whites have failed to churn stupendous investments of late but considering that Limbombe is keen for a move in the summer, the Yorkshire based club should rekindle their interest to sign him. Although he lacks the experience of English football, he is expected to thrive in the Championship owing to the calibre he possesses if a move actually materializes in the summer.

 

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