Here is part two of my look at the January window in Belgium, focusing on Club Brugge, Racing Genk and KAA Gent as well as the other JPL clubs. The first part on Anderlecht and Standard is available here. Club Brugge One indicator of the level of incoming transfer activity at the Jan Breydelstadion is… Read More Jupiler Pro League Transfer Window Review: Part 2 – Club Brugge, Racing Genk, KAA Gent and the rest
The transfer window has shut for another five months after a hectic month of activity. Underachieving sides and those who have experienced instability this season see January as a last opportunity to salvage their seasons while the surprise packages look to hold what they have. In the first part, I look at Anderlecht and Standard.… Read More Jupiler Pro League Transfer Window Review: Part 1 – Anderlecht and Standard Liège
Amid the rumours, Belgian champions Anderlecht have issued a statement this afternoon concerning the future of Argentine attacker Matias Suárez, who ideally should already be a CSKA Moscow player. However, he failed a first medical back in the summer and remains on Anderlecht’s books for the time being. “The results from the second medical show… Read More Will it be third time lucky for Matias Suarez?
Quite a few people have been asking me about Christian Benteke. This is in no small part due to the fact that Racing Genk have rejected an initial bid from Aston Villa believed to be around €6m upfront, with a further €1m in add-ons for the striker. Villa have gone back in with a bid… Read More Update: Racing Genk striker Christian Benteke edging closer to Aston Villa move
Standard Liège have pulled off a shock move, securing the signature of former Manchester United defender Ezekiel (Zeki) Fryers on a two-year contract. Fryers, who can play either in central defence or as a left-back, is an England under-19 international. It had appeared that Fryers would be joining Tottenham Hotspur, with whom he had been… Read More Official: Zeki Fryers leaves Manchester United behind for Standard Liège
Belgian Football Podcast: Edition 4. Bjorn De Cock and I are joined by Chris Mayer from The Belgian Waffle to discuss Belgium’s 4-2 victory over the Netherlands as well as the transfer gossip surrounding Kevin Mirallas and Lucas Biglia. Click on the above link to listen or use our embedded player.
Belgian football bloggers Gary Niblock and Bjorn De Cock discuss the upcoming friendly between Belgium and the Netherlands, the latest domestic action, the best of the Belgians abroad and look at the latest transfer gossip.
Christophe Henrotay, who represents Romelu Lukaku has scotched rumours that the Chelsea striker will be joining neighbours Fulham on loan but he could not reveal the youngster’s exact destination. “I can assure you that Romelu Lukaku will not go to Fulham,” he told the reputable Sport/Foot magazine. “I am in the course of finalising his… Read More Romelu Lukaku’s agent denies Fulham move, responds to Calvin criticism
Sky Sports News have just broken the news that Belgian international defender Jan Vertonghen has passed a medical at Tottenham Hotspur and has officially joined the club from Ajax. You can listen to me giving my thoughts on the move among other topics related to Belgian football on TalkSport at the following link: http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/extra-time/120709/niblock-vertonghen-fantastic-signing-spurs-176154
The following is an English translation of an interview Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini did with French-language broadcaster RTBF journalists Manuel Jous and Cedric Lizin on Monday morning (11 June 2012): A transfer I am on holiday at the moment, I’m not paying too much attention to it. Every year, they say that I am going… Read More Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini to RTBF on his future and Eden Hazard