According to the Daily Mail, Garry Monk had sent scouts to watch the towering, 6ft 4ins Dutchman demonstrate his frightening aerial ability and die-hard commitment in Eredivisie action back in August.
However, ADO manager Zeljko Petkovic stepped to prevent the move and, in the following months, Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley have formed one of the most impressive defensive partnerships in English football.
Furthermore, with the talented Liam Cooper in reserve and nominal right-back Luke Ayling excelling in the centre due to Jansson’s recent suspension, Leeds are hardly crying out for centre-halves.
However, while Garry Monk's Whites appear to be on rather sure footing after years of instability at boardroom level, Beugelsdijk is suffering first-hand the effects of broken promises from the boardroom.
As reported by Dutch News, ADO owner Hui Wang was taken to court this month after failing to stump up the £3 million he owed the club. Den Haag are teetering above the relegation zone and banners stipulating ‘Wang Out’ are common in The Hague these days. No sniggering at the back.
Not that Beugelsdijk is seeing the funny side.
“It is very important for us to get points and stay in [the league],” the 26-year-old told Voetbal International. “Does it hurt [the fans]? If it does it’s horrible. It’s the worst period of my football career.”
Leeds fans will have no trouble sympathising. Unfortunately for Beugelsdijk, however, a move to Elland Road may well have passed him by.