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Forgotten Leeds flop Laurens De Bock has ransacked Andrea Radrizzani

Laurens De Bock is still on the books at Leeds United, some four years after joining the club…

Christiansen flop

You could be forgiven for forgetting that name but the Belgian left-back was signed for £3m by Thomas Christiansen back in January 2018, his third arrival of the January transfer window.

The 29-year-old would only go onto play seven times for the Yorkshire outfit, including a particularly nightmare display against Derby County before he lost his place to 19-year-old Tom Pearce.

Ever since then, he’s been out on loan time and time again and appears to be set to finally depart Elland Road at the expiration of his £15k-per-week contract this summer.

Do you remember Laurens De Bock?





Still under contract

By the time Marcelo Bielsa arrived, De Bock was deemed surplus to requirements but finding a permanent exit for him since then has proven a very difficult task.

The former Belgium U21 international has been out on loan to four different clubs, featuring for Oostende, Sunderland, ADO Den Haag and finally Zulte Waregem, where he has been since July 2020.

And they are getting fair service from the Leeds loanee, having made 54 appearances over the last year-and-a-half, including 22 matches this season where he has often taken the armband.

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At least they are getting their money’s worth, right?

It remains to be seen exactly how much of his wages – if any – the Whites are covering, especially given the fact that he’s not been seen on the pitch for the club since March 2018 but either way, he has been robbing chairman Andrea Radrizzani dry for a whopping 213 weeks – and counting.

If, for instance, Leeds were paying his salary in full, then he would’ve cost around £6.2m in total – nearly £1m per game and £9,841 per minute of game time.

De Bock has been one absolutely disastrous signing for Leeds regardless of how much they paid overall.

AND in other news, Bielsa could have a new Jansson in Leeds’ 18 y/o “massive talent” who’s shades of Van Dijk

Article title: Forgotten Leeds flop Laurens De Bock has ransacked Andrea Radrizzani

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