September 27, 2023

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These were the 5 most expensive incoming and outgoing transfers in Belgium

These were the 5 most expensive incoming and outgoing transfers in Belgium

The eventful Belgian Summer Mercato is behind us. Many transfers have been completed again. The clubs participating in the Jupiler Pro League spent a lot of money, but also received the necessary millions of euros. We have provided an overview of the five most expensive incoming and outgoing transfers in the Belgian competition.

Club Brugge will be the team to beat again this season. He, along with Igor Thiago (Ludogorets) and Hugo Vetelsen (Bodo Glimt), completed the second most expensive transfer deal at 8 million euros. Michael Skouras (Lech Poznań) takes third place with €6 million. Investments that should pay off. The title is the only goal.

Royal Antwerp, in turn, signed 16-year-old George Ilinykhina from Amiens for €6 million. KVC Westerlo also made a surprise appearance on this list. They paid no less than €5.5 million to sign Matija Frijan from Rijeka.

Note: The transfer of Ernest Nehme (€25 million) is not included in the list. He was transferred to RWDM for only this amount due to an accounting trick and was immediately transferred to Lyon. Technically, he is the most expensive transfer in Belgium.

Boniface is the most expensive transfer issued

There were also a number of best outgoing deals worth noting. At least three transfers worth €20 million or more have been completed. Union SG have hit the jackpot with Victor Boniface’s move to Bayer Leverkusen. The Nigerian striker has already earned 20.5 million euros.

Bart Verbruggen has moved from Anderlecht to Brighton & Hove Albion for €20 million. Abakar Sylla moved from Club Brugge to Strasbourg for the same amount.

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Behind that, the gap was very large. Noah Lange (from Club Brugge to PSV Eindhoven) and Gaston Avila (from Royal Antwerp to Ajax) filled the cash register with €12.5 million. Joseph Okumu’s move from AA Gent to Stade Reims fetched €12 million.