Sunderland have signed Laurens De Bock on loan from Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United side for the season.
Sunderland signed De Bock from Leeds on deadline day, with the left-back initially joining on loan.
But De Bock has revealed that Sunderland and Leeds are already in discussions about making his move a permanent one.
He said: “We (club and player) have spoken about the possibility of a permanent deal here and if everything goes well, and I feel good, we can always talk about the possibilities. We will see how the next few months go. The contact between Sunderland and Leeds has been very good.”
De Bock is yet to make his Sunderland debut, but he joins the Black Cats with a point to prove.
Leeds paid £1.5 million to sign the full-back (Yorkshire Evening Post), but he made very minimal impact at Elland Road.
The 26-year-old played just seven times for Leeds, before being sent out on loan by Marcelo Bielsa for the past two seasons.
De Bock could make his Sunderland debut this weekend, with Jack Ross’s side in action against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
If Sunderland do make De Bock’s move from Leeds permanent it could suit all parties, as it seems that Bielsa sees no future for the Belgian at Elland Road.