Anthony Limbombe has his say on failed Leeds United move

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The Belgian winger was the subject of a bid from Leeds this summer.

Leeds United were linked with plenty of players from across the continent this summer, including Anthony Limbombe.

The 21-year-old winger was one of many options considered to fill the wide positions at Leeds.

It was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds had a £1.5 million bid for the attacker rejected by his club NEC Nijmegen and that Leeds would not meet the asking price.

Leeds moved on, signing Jordan Botaka instead and then signing Will Buckley on loan from Sunderland.

Speaking to Voetbal International this week the Belgian talent was asked about the failed move to Leeds and had this to say:

"That's football.

"This season I want to show at NEC that I can be one of the best wingers in the Eredivisie."

Limbombe, who also stated a desire to join PSV Eindhoven and make the European Championships team for Belgium, has scored one goal this season in seven appearances for NEC Nijmegen in a solid but hardly inspiring start to his Eredivisie career.

Meanwhile, at Leeds, Botaka and Buckley have still not quite reached their peak physical condition although the DR Congo winger in particular has shown flashes of momentary brilliance.

So it is hard to tell if Leeds have truly missed out on Limbombe. For now, it would seem some time should pass before judging the Leeds winger signings against this failed transfer target.

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