Union enters the winter break as the authoritarian leader of the Jupiler Pro League. It is six points ahead of first-place rival Anderlecht, and the other title contenders are already at least ten points behind. This is a great achievement for the people of Brussels, because they saw many players leave in the summer.
Not only did Union lose another successful coach in Karel Geraerts, but it also saw a bus full of strong players leave the club. Teuma, Boniface, Lenin, Kundus, Van der Heyden, Adingra, Nieuwkoop, Al-Azouzi… They all looked elsewhere. The federation will no doubt not want to lose any more trendsetters in January.
Al-Ittihad terminates Sorinola’s contract
But the club announces a transfer issued. The Federation announces that the contract of Matthew Sorinola has been terminated by mutual agreement. The 22-year-old left-back was out of contract anyway after this season and did not feature in Aleksander Plesin's plans.
Al-Ittihad had signed the young English player from MK Dons on a free transfer in the summer of 2021. In his first season, he participated in sixteen matches, but he gradually disappeared from sight. Sorinola was already loaned to Swansea City last season. There he had an excellent season in the championship.
Not in Plessin's plans
Sorinola returned to Duden Park, but was unable to continue. He did not play once this season, only in September was he allowed to sit on the bench during the league match against Genk. As a free player, he can now look for a new employer.
Matthew Sorinola and Union Saint-Gilloise have terminated their contract by mutual agreement. We wish Matteo all the best for the future. 💛💙
– Royal Union St. Giloise (@UnionStGilloise) December 28, 2023
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