Norman Bassett was a sought-after player during the Mercato last summer. Club Brugge wanted to sign him, but it is only KV Mechelen who can rent the striker from SM Caen for one season.
Basset is important and popular in KV Mechelen
Bassett has only scored twice this season, but is important to the team with his work ethic, focus on goals, pace and depth. He is a striker who burdens the defence.
Bassett is also a popular figure among KV Mechelen supporters. 19-year-old Wall is the godfather of the French-speaking fan group Les Wallinois. He does so in the footsteps of Olivier Renard, Xavier Chen, Alessandro Cordaro, Sofiane Hanni, Thibaut Paire, and others.
Bassett has KV DNA
“Norman really has the KV DNA,” says Gwennie Deflore (44), president and founder of fan club Les Wallinois. Antwerp newspaper.
“Moreover, he is very approachable. Despite his age, he is very mature. And of course his fighting spirit is the most important, right? He gives 100% of his energy, until he suffers from muscle cramps again towards the end of the match.” (Laughs) )
KV Mechelen must pay 5 million euros
Bassett has been rented from SM Caen for one season, and KV Mechelen has a €5 million purchase option. This is very expensive for Malinois. “Let's hope the club finds a solution to keep him. It would be a shame for him to leave,” Gwynne said with her fingers crossed.
One thing is certain: Bassett does not want to return to Caen. “I hope I can show myself here and leave,” he said earlier in an interview with the newspaper. “Because without wanting to rise above the French League 2: The Belgian League 1 is still on a different level.” RTBF.
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