Report: Laurens de Bock to leave Leeds for Aris on loan deal with purchase option

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

De Bock has not played for Leeds United in approaching 18 months.

Yohan Boli and Laurens De Bock fight for the ball during the Jupiler Pro League match between Sint-Truidense V.V. and KV Oostende at Stayen on September 1, 2018 in Sint-Truiden, Belgium.

10th February 2018, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield United versus Leeds United; Laurens De Bock of Leeds United tries to get past George Baldock of...

The Leeds United left-back, Laurens de Bock, finally appears to be on his way out of Elland Road.

De Bock has been strongly linked with a move to Aris Thessaloniki in recent weeks, and was even pictured in Greece. 

Confirmation of his move has yet to arrive, but could now be imminent, according reports in his native Belgium. 

 

HLN claims De Bock is set to commence his career with Aris, whom he will join on a 'rental basis'. 

But the newspaper adds that a purchase option has also been negotiated with Leeds, where the 26-year-old is under contract until 2022.

De Bock has only played seven times for the Whites - and not since March 2018, spending last season on loan to Oostende.

Oostende's Laurens De Bock pictured during a soccer game between KV Oostende and KAA Gent, Wednesday 30 January 2019 in Oostende, the return leg of the semi-finals of the 'Croky Cup'...

HLN reported earlier this month that De Bock's permanent transfer could cost Aris £460,000.

Although the transfer deadline for clubs in England's top two divisions passed on Thursday, the window remains open for much of Europe.

As such, it may be that De Bock is not the last player who leaves Leeds before the start of September.

Who else should Leeds be looking to get rid of? 

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