Before the 16 top flight teams begin their slumber, there will be one more match day after Christmas. However, this may not change anything in our provisional balance, so VoetbalNieuws has already started looking for new arrivals that have provided our competitors with some additional colors in recent months. The 11 best summer transfers in the Jupiler Professional League!
DM: Kasper Schmeichel (RSC Anderlecht)
This choice is perhaps somewhat controversial, because Anderlecht already had a goalkeeper in Maxime Dubet. Despite all the controversy, Schmeichel is increasingly doing his job: playing football and catching balls. In the last series of toppers, the Dane certainly held out a few times. So his level is rising, although he is still one clean sheet away. Zion Suzuki (STVV) is a worthy runner-up.
RA: Kevin McAllister (Union)
To be honest, we can't really call him a right-back, but in Alexander Plesin's back three, McAllister is usually the pawn on the far right. The indefatigable Argentine is one of the reasons why the autocratic union is at the forefront. Across all competitions, only Anthony Morris and Christian Berges have more kilometers on the clock. Its value is more than one and a half million.
Biography: Soumila Coulibaly (Antwerp)
If Willian Pacho wants to sign his successor permanently next summer, Antwerp will have to spend almost all of their revenue. A solid investment that may be worth it. Koulibaly impressed from the first minute and, like his predecessor, has developed alongside Toby Alderweireld ever since. The signing of the 20-year-old left leg from Borussia Dortmund turned out to be a target for the target.
Los Angeles: Archie Brown (Gent)
Speaking of direct hits. Unfortunately, he is currently in the doldrums, but Brown has proven why Ghent auctioned off four million for him. The tireless left-back combines his physical assets with more than a solid foot. With barely one assist, his stats alone leave a lot to be desired, which is a point of improvement for the ambitious Englishman. Honorable mention to Ludwig Augustinsson (RSCA)
Midfielder: Felix Lemarechal (Cercle Brugge):
The reveal so far is undoubtedly Cercle Brugge, so a representative of the association cannot be missing here. Of all the new arrivals, Lemaréchal already has the most minutes to his name. Monaco signed the versatile midfielder before the deadline in Jan Breidel, where he has since become, barring injuries, an integral part of Miron Muslić's exemplary squad.
Midfielder: Ezekiel Panzozzi (Ohio Leuven)
One of the few bright spots in Den Drif, where there has been a crisis all season. However, Panzozzi occasionally shows glimpses of his qualities. Great for a teenager taking their first steps outside. The OHL paid more than $1 million to keep the only 18-year-old Dutch player out of the hands of Anderlecht, among others. Clearly, rough diamonds have the potential.
CM: Hayao Kawabe (standard)
More or less the only constant in the ever-changing Roach. Furthermore: After a somewhat slow start, Kwabe is currently the club's top scorer in Slicein with six goals. The million and a half that Standard has on the table already seems like a bargain to him. If the six-time Japan international is called up for the Asian Cup, it would certainly mean a big loss.
Camera: Mohamed Ammoura (Al-Ittihad)
To make room for more attacking power up front, Amora moves back one row. Although in reality we do injustice to the fast pocket striker. After all, with no less than 13 goals in 14 matches, he can gradually be called a real sensation. It is simply untenable for almost every defender in Belgium and Europe. Hopefully it won't be for the union either.
SP: Kasper Dolberg (RSC Anderlecht)
While in Brussels, it doesn't look like Dolberg is planning to visit other places anytime soon. After a few difficult years, the skittish Dane finally feels at home at Lotto Park. With his 10 goals, neatly spread over the same number of games, including seven in a row, he is Jesper Friedberg's wide-ranging summer attacking masterpiece. Sometimes a focal point, but above all a goal stealer.
SP: Igor Thiago (Club Brugge)
Believe it or not, Thiago also scored ten goals. After a difficult spell in which he was dry for nine straight league games, the 22-year-old Brazilian has shaken off his doubts in recent weeks, with a hat-trick against RWDM as the best evidence. Even more so than Philipp Zinkernagel and Hugo Vetelsen, who are also starting to find their feet again, he still seems to be the more successful player.
Player: George Ilyinichina (Antwerp)
On a fantasy team there is definitely a place for three number nines. That's why Ilenikhena also gets a place. His attacking brothers may have scored twice as many goals, but the expensive teenager has already shown why his six million price tag is justified. A nugget of the purest quality, which will no doubt bring much pleasure to Boswell in the years to come.
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