Anthony Limbombe responds to failed Leeds bid, remains non-committal over future

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Leeds have reportedly failed in a bid for NEC Nijmegen winger Anthony Limbombe.

NEC Nijmegen winger Anthony Limbombe has told ELF Voetbal that he is aware of interest from Leeds United - and was far from convincing that his future lies with the Dutch club.

Limbombe, 21, joined NEC from Genk last summer, and proved his worth in the Netherlands with 14 goals as Ernest Faber's side won the second division title, returning to the Eredivisie.

The Belgian wide man enjoyed a prolific campaign, and now speculation surrounds his future with NEC, with the Yorkshire Evening Post reporting that Leeds United have had a £1.5m bid for the wide man rejected.

Now, Limbombe has told ELF Voetbal that he is aware of the interest from Uwe Rosler's men - and said 'we'll see' over a move to join the Whites this summer.

"I know about it," said Limbombe. "But I have not spoken with the club and I have not been personally contacted. I do not know. We'll see," he added when asked whether he would like a move to Elland Road.

Leeds brought in a winger recently with Northern Irish international Stuart Dallas joining the club from Brentford, but Rosler may still need one more option on the flanks.

Limbombe has great pace and dribbling ability, and proved his eye for goal last season, making him a potentially ideal target for Leeds.

Yet with a £1.5m bid rejected, Leeds have to wonder just how much they would have to pay to land the Belgian, as going over £2m for a player unproven outside of the second tier in the Netherlands may be seen as too much of a gamble.

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