TRANSFER HOUR: ‘Anderlecht still free of Raman, Antwerp finds new Vermeeren’


The winter transfer period is over in most countries, but a lot of information is still being released about deals that have just been concluded and the market is still open in some countries. Moreover, many clubs are already thinking about the summer and so there are a lot of transfer rumors. VoetbalNieuws collects the most important news on the transfer front for you every day in the TRANSFERUURTJE.

Bee Anderlecht they were still freed from it on Deadline Day Benito Raman. Given his heavy expiring contract, the attacker was allowed to leave on a free transfer and found a surprising solution. At first it seemed like he was on his way to OH Leuvenbut ultimately the 29-year-old signed with the Turkish Samsunspor.

Also Amadou Diawara hoped to release Anderlecht. Cadiz tugged at the midfielder’s sleeve, but ultimately chose another player. It is now hoped for the Purple & White that an opportunity will present itself from one of the countries where transfers are still allowed, such as Turkey or Russia.

Antwerp managed to find a replacement for the departed Arthur Vermeeren at the last minute. That was not the one mentioned earlier Dennis Praet or Razvan Marinbut Eliot Matazo. The 21-year-old Young Devil is rented from AS Monaco.

Bee Club Brugge it remained remarkably quiet. For Dedryck Boyata there was no more transfer and the mega deal was also completed Antonio Nusa is still in the refrigerator. Brentford doubts remain about the transfer of the Norwegian goldcrest and the chance seems increasingly smaller that the deal will continue in its current form.

Big surprise RWDMfrom which they suddenly said goodbye Kylian Hazard. The still injured younger ‘brother of’ is rented out for the rest of the season SK Beveren. That had a very active day, because they also achieved Erdon Daci (Westerlo) and the experienced Bulgarian Petar Vitanov inside.

AA Ghent still had a very busy day. It unexpectedly collected 2.5 million euros for it Giorgi Chakvetadzewhose purchase option has already been explored by Watford. In addition, it managed to strengthen its defense with the return of Stefan Mitrovic and with the young Frenchman Hugo Gambor.

Furthermore, the mercato ended frustratingly, because in the end the Buffaloes missed out on a new striker. The arrival of Mickaël Biron (RWDM) dropped out, reportedly because of doubts about paying millions for a player who has just returned from injury. Also with Thomas Henry (Hellas Verona) negotiations took place, but no agreement was reached on his personal terms.


In the big league it often remained quiet, but in the Premier League it was Nottingham Forest still very active. They said goodbye to a Red Devil, because… Orel Mangala completed his transfer to Olympique Lyon completely finished. The French will pay no less than 10 million euros to acquire him and have a purchase option.

With those money, Forest managed to bring in another Devil. After all, at the last minute they went all out with the arrival of Matz Sels. The 31-year-old goalkeeper is transferred for approximately 7 million euros Strasbourg and signed a contract until 2027. He will have to compete with Matt Turner and Odysseas Vlachodimos.

Didler Lamkel Zé also marked another remarkable transition. The former Antwerp and KV Kortrijk player left the Turkish team after six months Hatayspor and will complete the season on loan FC Metz. He had already been working for the main team in Ligue 1 for several months in 2022 and will be reunited with Laszlo Bölöni.

The article is in Dutch

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