Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk is reportedly ‘interested’ in leaving Elland Road and moving to Club Brugge ahead of the January transfer window.
Now set to revive their interest in Struijk, Leeds United will likely have a hard time keeping hold of the wantaway 24-year-old, whose contract runs out in 2027.
Since the start of the season, Struijk, who was part of the Leeds side that were relegated back to the Championship on the final day of last season, has directly contributed to three goals in 17 games in all competitions.
Leeds have a host of assets that are going to be wanted property when the January window opens in a month and a half.
Pascal Struijk’s form has been curtailed frustratingly by a double hernia operation this month, but he is someone who has seen his stock rise once again following relegation.
This week saw journalist Sacha Tavolieri claim on the Unibet Belgium YouTube channel that Struijk’s value has decreased from the summer, and that the centre-back would want to leave.
This comes after Club Brugge tabled an offer in the “low teens” back in the summer window, confirmed by Angus Kinnear, leading to a revelation that the 24-year-old would cost a fee in the region of €15million if Leeds were to sell in the new year.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Joe Donnohue has now rubbished these claims, sharing that it’s very unlikely that Leeds part with Struijk at all in the January window, especially for such a fee.
This is because of the importance of Struijk’s role at Elland Road this season, underlined by his continued donning of the captain’s armband:
There was never going to be a chance that we accepted such a bid from anyone for Struijk, given he’s one of our most important players.
He’s arguably the best centre-back in the league at the moment, and with a contract running until 2027, he’s worth more than he was in the summer.
It would take a monstrous bid for Leeds to even consider it, but with our promotion bid as it is, there’d be no point.