Belgian site HLN report that Club Brugge goalkeeper Senne Lammens is set to join Leeds United with talks at a very late stage – but it is yet to be decided whether Brugge’s second-choice goalkeeper will join now, or in the summer.
Lemmens, 20, is out of contract at the end of the season. The Belgium Under-21 international is yet to play for the Champions League outfit this season – but has warmed the bench all season to ex-Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet.
Sitting on the bench for all six of Brugge’s six Champions League group games, Lemmens is yet to be given his chance. He is out of contract in June – and Leeds are in advanced negotiations. The report say he is ‘on his way to Leeds’.
With Joel Robles out of contract at the end of the season, and Kris Klaesson struggling since his arrival – it will be interesting to see where Lammens fits in our goalkeeping dynamic. It is unclear when, and how, he will join, though.
Whether that is on a free transfer in the summer, or for a fee in January. The report states that is unclear. But, what is clear, is that Lammens looks like he is on his way to Elland Road. Potentially, our third signing of the January window.
Brugge goalkeeper Lammens is set to join Leeds, potentially this month
Indeed, Leeds have brought in Wober – and reports strongly indicate Hoffenheim talent Georginio Rutter is set to join Wober. Fabrizio Romano says talks are at an advanced stage to land Illan Meslier’s France Under-21 teammate.
Lammens could be the third addition this month if Leeds see fit. The need for him is currently not enormous. Given Robles remains the club’s second goalkeeper – but his deal, like Lammens, ends in June. Klaesson is really struggling.
It is likely that Leeds would prefer to see Robles as their third-choice stopper. It means that signing Lammens could be the man to come in as back-up to Meslier. Klaesson is reduced to fourth choice. The Norwegian may leave Leeds, soon.