NEC Nijmegen officially warn Anthony Limbombe after he walks out of training on his 22nd birthday

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The Belgian winger has been consistently linked with Leeds United.

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Reported long-term Leeds United target Anthony Limbombe has been reprimanded by his current club NEC Nijmegen on their official website.

The statement on NEC-Nijmegen.nl states, that after conversations with Limbombe and his management about the future, the Belgian winger left the training ground without permission.

The statement continued:

“N.E.C. has let the attacker in writing that he must report Monday, July 18 at 09:00 at the club. Limbombe could not do so, then the club will consider appropriate action because of refusal to work.”

Leeds have been linked with Limbombe all summer after previously being keen last summer. Yesterday they were reported in Holland to have made a bid for the player, but that proved to be incorrect.

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The 21-year-old winger, who celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, was one of many options considered to fill the wide positions at Leeds last summer.

It was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post last summer that Leeds had a £1.5 million bid for the player rejected – a fee that owner Massimo Cellino was not willing to go above.

In the end Leeds decided to move on and signed Jordan Botaka from Excelsior and brought in Will Buckley on loan from Sunderland – two deals that did not have the desired impact last term.

This summer Kemar Roofe has arrived from Oxford United and he can operate out wide but Leeds are still expected to be on the lookout for another winger – an area they have been weak in for some time.

Limbombe is becoming increasingly available and it remains to be seen if Leeds do make a move again.

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