Many imagined the arrival of Björn Engels as most likely. Given the injuries of Vincent Kompany and Dedryck Boyata, there was room for a new axial defender.
"Engels is not 100% physically ready, and if he's not 100%, I do not think he's offering an honest opportunity to show off his qualities, which is a shame because he's making a good start to the season with Aston Villa. "
Timothy Castagne is the last package. His rehabilitation is going very well but he does not have enough rhythm to be in the group.
Adductor tears for Witsel
Axel Witsel will not play with the Devils. The median injured mid-week with Dortmund. He did not train on Thursday and Friday. The club finally communicated its unavailability of a terse tweet just specifying that it is a muscle tear in the adductors.
The length of his absence is not yet known but the Liege should be on the floor for several weeks.