NEC Nijmegen soften stance towards Leeds United target Anthony Limbombe

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Anthony Limbombe has been back in training after being excluded from the match day squad last week as rumours surrounding Leeds United swirl.

NEC Nijmegen have softened their stance towards Anthony Limbombe, report Omroep Gelderlend.

The Dutch club had omitted Limbombe from their matchday squad at the weekend, amid transfer interest from Leeds United.

Club director Bart van Ingen told Omroep Gelderland at the weekend that Limbombe had been reminded of his responsibilities, having been unable to focus sufficiently.

Limbombe has now been back involved in first team training, pictured on Wednesday for the first time by Omroep Gelderlend, and NEC are attempting to bring him back up to speed.

Fox News Netherlands reported earlier this month that Leeds United had bid £1.4 million for the player, and he has been unsettled ever since.

The 21-year-old Belgian is a former under-19 international, and impressed hugely last season as he helped NEC Nijmegen win promotion to the Eredivisie.

The winger netted 16 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions last season.

His return to training indicates NEC have no intention of freezing him out longer than they have to and turning him against the club.

He also is evidently not going on strike and hoping to force an exit, which is wise considering Leeds are yet to return with a second offer for his services, but if the club return and meet the Dutch side's valuation of his talent before the transfer deadline then everything could change.

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