Franky Van Der Elst warns Ghent and Antwerp about their winter transfer – Football News

Franky Van Der Elst warns Ghent and Antwerp about their winter transfer – Football News
Franky Van Der Elst warns Ghent and Antwerp about their winter transfer – Football News
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KAA Gent and Royal Antwerp FC had to excel on the transfer market this winter. And eventually they did.

Royal Antwerp FC signed Eliot Matazo, while KAA Gent managed to sign Momodou Sonko. Two players who could make a strong impact in the Jupiler Pro League in the coming months.

Franky Van Der Elst thinks it is great that Matazo, with the experience of Ligue 1, dares to take the step back to the Belgian competition. “That shows the good mentality. He is not yet fully fit, I read. There is not much time to get it ready,” said Het Nieuwsblad.

A lot of people left at KAA Gent, which means that the sporting ambitions are completely gone. And while it was still being said in August that if Tissoudali, Orban and Cuypers did not leave, the Buffaloes would be an absolute title candidate.

Fear that Matazo and Sonko will already be gone this summer

A few months later, the frustration was very great for Hein Vanhaezebrouck, although he did get Momodou Sonko. You can expect something from a player with a price tag of 7 million euros.

“But if a boy like that does too well, you risk him being gone again this summer. I think that’s fast. It is becoming increasingly difficult for supporters to create a bond with those players. Now I’m going to sound old, but in the past, footballers came to Anderlecht or Club Brugge and saw that as their top transfer. Now we’re just an intermediate step. That’s a shame,” he said.

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