Leeds are set to sign De Bock from Club Brugge on a four-year deal, and he was expected to go straight into Thomas Christiansen’s starting line-up.
However, reports in Spain suggest that Leeds may have a different plan from what was expected.
Leeds have already lent Leonesa Yosuke Ideguchi and have a good relationship with the Spanish club.
Whether the Whites’ apparent plans to loan out De Bock will now change as a result of Luke Ayling’s injury remains to be seen.
The most obvious solution to replacing Ayling appears to be for Christiansen to bring Gaetano Berardi to right-back and slot de Bock in at left-back for Leeds.