TRANSFERS The mid-season transfer window is about to start. With Gillet leaving Anderlecht, but Mauves will certainly need a replacement. But also the left back position is problematic with the long injury of Obradovic.
Let's start with rumours about outgoing transfers:
Bram Nuytinck is not keen on staying in Anderlecht. The Dutchman barely gets an opportunity to play (3 games this season) and when he does he does not make a good impression. The English Sunderland is showing interest in the defender. But Anderlecht's technical staff already indicated he has to stay: the team does not have enough defenders at the moment.
Ibrahima Conté is another player who is not getting a lot of minutes on the field. Racing Genk is showing interest, but KV Oostende has the best chances of landing the winger.
Andy Kawaya needs to get more experienced and Anderlecht is therefore looking for clubs who want to loan the player. KV Kortrijk, KV Oostende and KV Mechelen already informed about the conditions.
Olivier Deschacht's contract ends after this season. The player is close to his retirement, but a club from the American MLS scouted him in the match against Westerlo. Will Anderlecht let him go and collect a small transfer fee?
Andy Najar could move to the Italian Fiorentina. The club is currently ranked second in the Serie A and would like to do better. Najar can leave for 5 million or more.
How about the incoming transfers?
Dusan Vlahovic and Valentin Viola are being mentioned as offensive reinforcements. The first is only 16 years old and currently plays for Partizan Belgrade. He's one of Serbia's biggest talents. Viola is a 24 years old Argentinian striker and is under contract for Sporting Clube de Portugal. He is currently playing for the reserves of Sporting. Victor Osimhen is another option for the future. Osimhen was the best striker on the U17 World Cup and has the Nigerian nationality. The Mauves offered his club, Ultimate Strikers Academy, two million euro and a percentage in case Anderlecht would sell him with profit in the future.
Ivo Pinto is a defender of Dinamo Zagreb. He's Anderlecht's primary target at the moment. But the Brussels' club will need to pay more than 3 million if they like to land the player.