Leeds must bid for Rajiv van La Parra once Huddersfield seal Anthony Limbombe deal

According to reports in The Sun, Huddersfield Town are poised to land Club Brugge winger Anthony Limbombe in an £11m deal, and their Yorkshire rivals Leeds United should be watching developments closely.

What’s the word, then?

Anthony Limbombe in action for Belgium

Well, The Sun says that the Terriers are closing in on a £11m deal – which could rise to £13m with add-ons – to bring the Belgium international to the John Smith’s Stadium, as David Wagner looks to strengthen his squad ahead of their second season in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old left-sided player helped Brugge win the Belgian top flight title with six goals and seven assists in 39 appearances in all competitions, and The Sun says he had also attracted from Southampton and Lyon, while Leeds were keen on him in 2015 and 2016.

If Limbombe does join Town he will be competing with the likes of Rajiv van La Parra, Alex Pritchard and Tom Ince for a spot on the wing.


Why should Leeds be monitoring the situation?

Well, new Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa, who has surely added these three 2018 World Cup stars to his summer transfer wishlist, may well be looking for quick, tricky wingers if he brings his 3-3-1-3 formation to Elland Road this summer, and van La Parra, rated at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, could be a great option for them.

The 27-year-old may well fall down the pecking order on Limbombe’s arrival despite making 33 Premier League appearances for them last term, and Wagner may well look to move him on.

The Dutchman is fast and has proven the dribbiling ability that he has time and time again, and having helped the Terriers win promotion to the Premier League during the 2016/17 campaign his experience and quality could be vital for Leeds in their push for a long-awaited return to the top flight in the upcoming season.