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If Leeds ultimately sign Anthony Limbombe, what would it mean for Stuart Dallas?

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

Leeds United have long been linked with a move for the young Belgian but what would it mean for the Northern Ireland international?

For quite some time now Leeds United have been linked with a move for NEC Nijmegen winger Anthony Limbombe.

In fact, a recent story from Voetbal Primeur cited a previous failed £1.5million bid from the Whites - as reported at the time by the Yorkshire Evening Post - before claiming Leeds are still interested in the 21-year-old.

Leeds have been busy in the transfer market since Garry Monk took charge, bringing in six new players to date, but if there is renewed or ongoing interest in Limbombe it could be to take the pressure off a left winger currently on their books.

Leeds'  Stuart Dallas (L) in action with Birmingham's Paul Caddis

Stuart Dallas was one of the few bright sparks on the wing for Leeds last season, but with Hadi Sacko and Kemar Roofe arriving to compete on the right flank, and Leeds allegedly continuing their pursuit of Limbombe, it seems Monk could have a whole host of wide options next season and beyond.

Assuming Leeds are ultimately successful and bring Limbombe to Elland Road, he will immediately be challenging Dallas on the left wing, and the Northern Ireland international will have to be at the top of his game to maintain his place.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Limbombe scored seven goals and provided seven assists for NEC last season. In contrast, Dallas netted five times and set up an additional seven, so there is not much to choose between them in terms of recent figures.

However, Limbombe recorded his totals in 15 fewer games and his ability on the wing is such that it would be no surprise if he consigns Dallas to a more restricted role sooner rather than later, and takes the pressure off the Northern Irishman.

Dallas has quickly become a fan favourite at Leeds but in Limbombe Monk would be signing a player who has the potential to become even better.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

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