September 20, 2021

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Honger van Club Brugge is niet gestild: na Owen Otasowie (20) en Ruben Providence (20) wil het er nog een flankspeler bij

Club Brugge’s hunger is not quenched: after Owen Otasoy (20…

After two announcements of moving in one day, hunger was not quelled. Club Brugge wants another winger with added value and at the same time closes the door to the departure of Nou Lang. The Dane, Mohamed Darami, 19, remains emphatically in the picture.

With which team will Club Brugge start the Champions League mid-September? The draw for the group stage of the main European Cup will take place on Thursday. The prospect of competing against the biggest teams in Europe – as of 2024 it could be different – convinced two talented players to move to West Flanders.

Owen Otasoy is a 20-year-old midfielder from Wolverhampton. The native New Yorker put his signature on for four seasons and it would have cost around four million euros. Friday morning he trained for the first time with his new buddies. Coach Philip Clement describes him as the type of athlete who can handle different situations.

In the afternoon, it was Robin Providence’s turn to settle into the training complex at Westcapaille. This 20-year-old French international is also on lease from AS Roma for one season. He trained in Paris Saint-Germain and was in the Roma first team last season, but he did not play a single minute with the first team. It is usually played on the left, but can also play as a number ten or on the right. Club Brugge also negotiated the purchase option.

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Not yet against Berchot

Neither Otasui nor Providence are expected to be at base against Berchot on Sunday. Otasowie is not yet ready for full matches and Providence is yet to make his professional football debut. In order to arm for the Champions League, the club is looking for reinforcements that are immediately deployable. A winger with depth remains the priority. FC Copenhagen’s Mohamed Darami is still firmly in the picture, after coach Jess Thorpe’s side rejected the club’s first offer.

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“At the moment, only Club Brugge is tangible,” Darami said after the European match in Copenhagen, Turkey. “I know there are other clubs too. I have to think of the best option: play every week in Copenhagen or go somewhere else and maybe sit on the sofa.”

Club Brugge already holds a place on the base free of charge for Drama. Coach Philip Clement has already pointed out that his team lacks a Crippen Diata. At the same time, Club has no intention of letting Lang go. “Noah feels good about himself and I don’t hear any rumors of him moving,” Clement said. “If someone else comes, it should be for a lot of money. Because the club is ambitious and is making serious investments to raise the bar. Then you will not lose one of your best players at the end of the day.”