Report: Leeds United's first offer for Bryan Verboom rejected by Zulte Waregem

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

The Belgian talent is being earmarked as a replacement for Charlie Taylor.

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

Reports in Belgium are suggesting that Leeds United’s initial bid for Zulte Waregem left-back Bryan Verboom has been rejected by the club.

Het Laatste Nieuws report, as relayed by Voetbal Primeur, that Leeds’ first offer for the player was turned down by the Belgian club – as it did not meet their valuation.

The player however is said to be keen on a move to Leeds. He has recently come under challenge for his starting spot after Brian Hamalainen joined the club from Genk and is looking at his options abroad

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The Belgian club are believed to want around €2 million (£1.7 million) for his services.

HITC Sport reported the news yesterday that Leeds were leading the chase for the talented defender.

Leeds have worries at left-back. Charlie Taylor recently handed in a transfer request at the club recently whilst his back-up Gaetano Berardi is injury-prone – having already picked up a fresh ailment this season.

Verboom is therefore a player in line with what Leeds United currently need and the report from HLN suggests that Zulte Waregem are expecting another bid.

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