July 21, 2024

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Antwerp exit: The next strongman talks about leaving

Antwerp exit: The next strongman talks about leaving

Antwerp FC will play the cup final against Union SG on Thursday and that match will largely determine whether the season is a success or not. Moreover, for many heroes, this might be the last chance to win a prize with the Great Old. This threatens real displacement in the summer.

Since Paul Gheysens took over the club, Antwerp have made an impressive rise to the top of Belgian football. Last year this led to an unprecedented peak. RAFC were crowned national champions, won the Belgian Cup, won the Super Cup and celebrated their first Champions League appearance.

But of course, those sporting successes came at a high cost. Profits were therefore too limited to cover the enormous costs, and Giessens, who had also suffered financial hits in some of his companies, could of course not continue to contribute. Therefore, matters must be taken seriously.

Summer lethargy

However, this is not without consequences. It is now known that coach Mark van Bommel is on his way out. Therefore, the Dutchman cannot perform better than the path he has completed in the last two seasons, and is now mentioned in many foreign clubs.

Furthermore, Van Bommel is also aware that Antwerp may have to sell several players, largely for financial reasons. George Ilinykhina and Mandela Keita, among others, are eligible for a lucrative transfer, as is goalkeeper Jean Botez. It is by no means unlikely that Michel Ange Palicuecha will leave.

All options are open

The winger-forward missed a large portion of the season due to injuries, but is now fit again and still represents great market value at the age of 22. In conversation with latest news However, he is keeping his options open. “I’m playing for Antwerp and we’ll see what the future holds. I’ll continue to give my all for Antwerp. Will I still be here next year or will I leave… that remains to be seen. Last year in the summer.” “During the winter window there was interest,” youth producer Standard said.

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