The Red Devils entertain. If not on the field, then upon their arrival in Tubize. Isn’t it, Amadou Onana? Following his remarkable outfit: a selection of the most striking Devilish entrances.
Amadou Onana stole the show on Monday in Tubize. In an outfit that looked a bit like a stylish ‘bathrobe’. Shorts, high socks, beige shoes. And a bag from Louis Vuitton, worth 4,800 euros. But he is far from the only Red Devil who caught the eye in the Basecamp parking lot in recent years.
Kevin De Bruyne with bright red Mercedes SUV
In 2015, Kevin De Bruyne made a big impression. He arrived with a red Mercedes G63 AMG. A colossus of an all-terrain vehicle, purchased from a dealer in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw. Price tag at the time: around 150,000 euros. A gift to himself after his top transfer to Manchester City.
‘Taxi Mama’ for Vertonghen
Simplicity adorns a person. On the same day that De Bruyne unpacked his red jeep, Jan Vertonghen was dropped off by mother Ria in a Toyota Corolla. “Jan has a nice car in London,” mom said at the time on HLN. “Here in Belgium he doesn’t have a second car. He’s not going to buy it if he barely drives it.” The Toyota also had emotional value. It was the last car that Vertonghen’s father had driven.
Dries Mertens with Cat and Dog…
On May 31, 2021, the Red Devils gathered for the start of the preparation for the European Championship. With Dries Mertens, wife Kat Kerkhofs and dog Juliette in a leading role. Mertens gave a vlogging Kat a firm kiss, while Juliette enthusiastically ran around the parking lot.
… and a year later with son Ciro
Eighteen months later, in November 2022, the Red Devils entered the final stretch towards the World Cup in Qatar. Once again Kat Kerkhofs dropped Mertens at the Basecamp. This time it was not Juliette, but son Ciro who was present. It produced endearing images.
Eden Hazard with Peugeot
Eden Hazard also proved that it does not always have to be a Mercedes or Bentley. He drove to Basecamp in September 2019 with a modest Peugeot 207. It was a short visit. Hazard, who had only been a player at Real Madrid for two months, was ultimately not fit for the European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland and drove back home.
Christian Benteke with jacket costing 1,535 euros
Special. That was the appropriate word to describe Christian Benteke’s jacket in November 2019. Pure white with black, fluorescent pink and fluorescent green tones. The man behind the design was the American Virgil Abloh. His clothing brand Off-White was also worn in the States by Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake and Lebron James, among others. You paid 1,535 euros online for Benteke’s coat. The ‘matching’ bright yellow bag had a price tag of 740 euros.
Batshuayi loves flowers…
Even when it rains he wears sunglasses. Michy Batshuayi: Devilish style icon. The striker manages to stand out time and time again. More about his cars below, but first his outfits. When the weather permits, he likes to wear shirts with a floral pattern. He arrived on Monday in a heavy Rick Owens coat, currently on sale for 1,500 euros.
…and he has a Batsmobile & stickered BMW
Batshuayi – nickname: ‘Batsman’ – cannot of course do without a batsmobile. He has owned it for about two years. It concerns a Mansory Venatus, a tuned Lamborghini Urus costing 445,000 euros. He also drove there to Basecamp on Monday. In June 2022, he stood out with a stickered BWM i4 M50, with a base price of 80,000 euros. He then had a ‘wrap’ placed on the car at the specialized company BC Signature, along the A12 in Aartselaar.
Lukaku in Ferrari Roma
And he wasn’t even playing for AS Roma at the time. Belongs to Romelu Lukaku’s fleet: a Ferrari Roma. Bought during his first spell at Inter Milan. Price tag: at least 200,000 euros. ‘Big Rom’ has a unique, matte black type.
Saelemaekers dog barks at mascot
The risks of the profession. ‘Red’, the mascot of the Red Devils, welcomed Alexis Saelemaekers to the Basecamp in June this year. A cordial handshake followed. But that was not included in Saelemaekers’ dog. He barked at the mascot and had to be kept under control. A funny moment.
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