‘Antwerp drops transfer file, Leko is delighted’


The real hits are yet to come, but in the margins Luciano D’Onofrio’s homework at Antwerp is starting to take shape. Just like AA Gent, the Great Old finally looking for players with a Belgian passport, of which it just managed to get a new one with Pieter Gerkens.

The superfluous midfielder of Anderlecht was thus preferred to Brecht Dejaegere, who was also mentioned as a potential target for the Bosuil. That is no longer the case, he said The last news, which states that the AA Gent midfielder is no longer in the picture. He also carries a high salary, just like Gerkens, by the way. Still, the latter was clearly preferred, because among other things Gazet van Antwerp emphasizes that Antwerp only managed to win after long negotiations.

The latest addition would itself keep his lucrative terms from the Lotto Park, another sign that Ivan Leko absolutely wanted him there. The Croat previously worked at STVV with Gerkens and is clearly delighted with his arrival. “He is a boy with many qualities who will help our team and can certainly still make it. I think that Young Belgians are often underestimated. Nevertheless, I have had good experiences with it in my short career”, he said satisfied in his weekly press chat.

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