Report: Cellino still keen to land Anthony Limbombe, his valuation remains below asking price

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino

Massimo Cellino is reportedly still keen to lure Anthony Limbombe to Leeds.

Leeds owner Massimo CellinoLeeds owner Massimo Cellino

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is still keen to bring NEC Nijmegen winger Anthony Limbombe to Elland Road.

Under the guidance of new manager Garry Monk, Leeds have already made a host of new signings this summer, and Frenchman Hadi Sacko has been brought in to add pace out wide, whilst Kemar Roofe could also be deployed on the flanks.

General view inside the stadium before the game

Even after landing those two players, it seems that owner Massimo Cellino is still keen to add another winger, and his preferred target will be a familiar name for Leeds fans.

The Yorkshire Evening Post report that, having missed out last summer, Cellino remains keen on NEC Nijmegen's impressive winger Anthony Limbombe - but his valuation of the player is still short of NEC's asking price.

Prospective new Leeds owner Massimo Cellino arrives at Vicarage Road before the game

The Belgian winger, 22, dazzled Eredivisie defences last season with his pace on the left hand side of NEC's attack, and he notched seven goals and two assists last term.

Now though, it's claimed that Limbombe is attempting to force an exit from NEC, as he left the club's training camp on Friday and hasn't returned, leaving NEC to discipline the player - and whilst all this may tempt Cellino into making another move for the player, it won't be easy to land him.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

The report claims that French side Toulouse have had a bid accepted for Limbombe, but he isn't keen on making that move, whilst Club Brugge - in Limbombe's native Belgium - are looking to hand the former Genk man a move back home.

If Leeds and Cellino are serious about snapping up Limbombe, then they need to move quickly - and get closer to NEC's asking price in the process, with the Dutch outfit reluctant to lose him on the cheap having already seen 16-goal striker Christian Santos leave the club for free this summer.

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