Dutch defender keen to finalise future amid Leeds links

Date published: Tuesday 18th April 2017 2:27 - James Marshment

ADO Den Haag defender Tom Beugelsdijk has admitted he is keen to reach a resolution over his future, amid reports he has been targeted by Leeds United.

The 6ft 4ins centre-half, 26, has been mentioned as a possible target for the Whites this summer as Garry Monk bids to strengthen his options and amid uncertainty over the future of on-loan defender Kyle Bartley.

Bartley has been a revelation at the centre of Leeds’ defence this season, where alongside Pontus Jansson he has formed an impressive rearguard action.

However, Leeds are yet to secure Bartley on a permanent deal from Swansea and reports last week suggested he could become a target for Burnley should they lose the £25million-rated Michael Keane this summer.

Beugelsdijk therefore has been mentioned as a possible target for the Whites and with the player having just 14 months remaining on his current deal, he’s keen to get his future finalised.

“I’m curious, but I need to know what they are doing,” he told Voetball Zone, and as translated by Sport Witness.

And with ADO currently embroiled in a relegation battle, the defender also admits he’s not prepared to play in the second tier of Dutch football.

“They need to sort this out themselves. I also need to look at next year. I do not want to play in the Jupiler League,” he added.

The player, who was watched by Leeds scouts recently in ADO’s clash with Excelsior, has previously stated his interest in playing in England.

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