“Everyone thinks we need an extra striker. I think that analysis is correct”, says Verbeke. At the moment there are only Antoine Colassin and Nany Dimata. “Colassin’s potential is great, but he just turned nine and is still young, while Dimata is coming back after months of rehabilitation.”
Still, Verbeke has to help Anderlecht to a good striker with limited resources. “You know the prices of goalscorers: they easily go above five million euros. We have to be creative, that’s okay. We will no longer make transfers of eight million euros”, the current philosophy remains in force.