West Brom contemplate move for Belgium ace

Lokeren defender Laurens De BockWest Brom are contemplating a January move to bring Lokeren defender Laurens De Bock to the Premier League, according to reports from talkSPORT.

De Bock, he celebrated his 20th birthday last week, had been earning rave reviews in his homeland following a succession of top-level performances.

This has alerted the attention of a number of English and European clubs including the likes of Ajax, Reading and Stoke City.

It would appear as if the starlet may be about to depart his current club, with assistant manager Rudi Cossey confessing that they may be unable to retain his services for much longer:

“For us, it has been clear for a long time that he will end up at a top club.” He told Voetbalmagazine.

De Bock earned his first senior appearance with Belgium earlier this week, taking part in their friendly against Romania.

He has represented the nation at almost every youth level, earning a combined 47 caps and notching three goals in the process.

Whilst he is not giant at 5ft. 10”, he has earned a reputation for his tough streak combined with sound technical abilities.

It’s unclear as to what fee his current club would demand should interest increase, but he could be available for a reasonable price due to his probable desire to move to a high profile league.