In our Leeds United Loan Watch feature, the Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are doing whilst they are away from their home and provide a brief update regarding their progress.
Laurens De Bock
Laurens De Bock joined Sunderland on a season-long loan just before the deadline closed for clubs in League One and below earlier this month and is yet to feature for Jack Ross’ side.
However, he has stepped up his chances of making the first-team squad as he played the full 90 minutes for the Black Cats’ developmental side against Middlesbrough.
Although they were on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat, the Belgian is thought to have impressed onlookers with his performance and appeared to have the Sunderland Echo‘s Phil Smith excited with what he could bring to the senior side when fit.
Seemingly surplus to requirements at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa, Jay-Roy Grot is on his second loan spell in as many years, as he finds himself at Vitesse Arnhem for the 2019/20 campaign.
The forward appears to be a regular in the Dutch outfit’s squad as he has played in all six Eredivisie matches so far and has netted one goal (Transfermarkt) and take them to the top of the table.
Similarly to Grot, Pawel Cibicki does not appear to have a place in Bielsa’s squad and has since found himself spending time away from Elland Road more often than not.
This season, the Swede is also in Holland, as he currently plays his football with ADO Den Haag, although things are not going too well for the 25-year-old.
He has managed to make just two substitute appearances (for a combined 56 minutes) so far and was unable to help his club overcome the challenge of Feyenoord – who ultimately ran out as 3-2 winners at the weekend.
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