Andrea Radrizzani has been handed a huge financial boost knowing that the long-suffering dilemma of Laurens De Bock could finally be coming to an end…

What’s the word?

According to Football Insider, the defender’s loan club Zulte Waregem are expected to make his move back to his native country permanent next year.

The 28-year-old joined the Jupiler Pro League side in the summer and will remain there until the end of the season, but the club are reportedly keen on keeping hold of him for good.

Relief for Radrizzani

Leeds have made some smart signings over the years, but they have also had their fair share of flops too. De Bock is definitely up there as one of their more questionable business deals.

The Whites brought the left-back to Elland Road in 2018 and paid a little more than £1million for his services. But since his arrival, he has spent more time at other clubs than he has at Leeds.

In two years, De Bock has left the Yorkshire outfit on four occasions to pursue temporary moves whilst being out of favour at his parent club.

The Belgian has played a total of just seven games in white – his last appearance came in October two years ago in the Championship, before he was axed and passed from loan club, to loan club, via Transfermarkt.

The Marcelo Bielsa reject is on a contract worth a reported £15,000 per week. This is more than the likes of Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling and Mateusz Klich are currently earning, despite not playing a single match for Leeds in more than two years.

Radrizzani clearly made a huge error in working with former manager Thomas Christiansen to bring De Bock to Elland Road. The Italian will be glad to see the back of him next summer and finally stop his wages rinsing the club’s money pot.

In other news, Bielsa interest in Riqui Puig could spell trouble for Jamie Shackleton…

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