Leeds sign Laurens De Bock from Club Brugge for undisclosed fee
Last Updated: 11/01/18 10:26am
Leeds have signed full-back Laurens De Bock from Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee on a four-and-a-half year contract.
The 25-year-old is the third Leeds signing of the window and he could make his debut at Ipswich on Saturday.
Leeds are sixth in the Sky Bet Championship ahead of the weekend's fixtures and have bolstered their promotion push by signing De Bock, Finnish defender Aapo Halme and Japanese midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi.
De Bock began his career with KSC Lokeren before moving to Brugge in 2013, where he made over 100 appearances for the club.
He has been capped by Belgium at every age group level from U16 to U21 and has also been called into the senior squad on occasion, although he has not yet been capped.
"I am very happy to be here, it feels like the next step in my career," De Bock told LUTV.
"I am looking forward to playing at this wonderful club, with beautiful fans and atmosphere. It was quite a big decision I had to make, because I also have my wife and little boy.
"But I am 25 now, and I had to make the decision to play in the most beautiful football country in the world.
"I think my strength is my tackle, and the rough football I also like!
"I am already imagining that the stadium is full and I am on the pitch."