Eredivisie defender Tom Beugelsdijk will wish he'd moved to Leeds United when he had the chance

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

The ADO Den Haag defender missed out on a move to Elland Road in the summer - and the chances of Leeds United still being interested are slim.

All the way back in August, ADO Den Haag defender Tom Beugelsdijk looked to have been headhunted by Leeds United to become the rock at the heart of their back four.

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.

Leeds manager Garry Monk talks to Pontus Jansson

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.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk before the match

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.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch