AA Gent enter the winter transfer window with confidence after selling Fofana and Orbán to Olympique Lyonnais. This double deal raised at least 29 million euros for the club. A financial payment leads to an athletic challenge.
The Buffaloes promise reinforcements in January and are currently negotiating the return of veteran Mitrovic. The Imperial defender, who was once a pillar under Vanhaysbrouck, could give AA Gent their spark once again.
AA Gent wants to emerge stronger from the winter Mercato
AA Gent have completed two very lucrative transfer deals this winter with the sale of Malik Fofana and Gift Orban to Olympique Lyonnais. The club will receive a total of 29 million euros for these deals, excluding bonuses and sale percentages.
This financial boost is crucial for the club, but it comes with a major sporting challenge. However, Michel Loague promises that Gent's side will emerge stronger from this transfer window, while Hein Vanhisbrouck also points out that a lot of incoming transfer activity can be expected.
“Thanks to the transfers and investments of our owner, the financial resources are now available to operate,” the coach said. In the coming days, Michel Louagi will make it a priority to sign one, and perhaps even two, defenders who can be deployed immediately.
“We cannot afford an adjustment period for new players now,” Vanhisbrouck points out.
Vanhisbrouck previously signed Mitrovic at AA Gent and KV Kortrijk
Heine Vanhisbrouck is hoping to bring in old acquaintance Stefan Mitrovic (33, Getafe), reportedly latest news Negotiations are currently underway.
The experienced Serbian defender knows very well the way the coach, the club and the Jupiler Pro League work, in which he has played 108 matches so far.
Mitrovic has already played three seasons at AA Gent between 2015 and 2018, and one season at KV Kortrijk in the 2012/13 season. Vanhisbrouck was responsible for his arrival at both clubs.
Mitrovic is experienced, fit, can be deployed immediately and does not need a long adjustment period. He is a player who can take a starting place in the team immediately.
Although Mitrovic would prefer to extend his expiring contract with Getafe, Gent are doing everything in their power to bring their former captain back to Belgium.
Imperial Mitrovic rock in the surf at AA Gent
Stefan Mitrovic has been the rock at the back of AA Gent for a long time. He defended imperially during Buffalo's impressive Champions League campaign and was a leadership figure and role model in the dressing room.
“There is a player in the Gent dressing room who is currently having a particularly difficult time – I will not mention his name – but I am pushing him not to give up,” Mitrovic said in 2017. latest news.
“When I was the 30th player at Benfica or so, I was still training fully every day.”
Mitrovic has maintained a strong relationship with Hein Vanhisbrouck, who appointed the Serbian captain for the legendary match against Tottenham at Wembley.
“It was one of the best moments in my career. I said to myself: ‘Now I can tell my children later that I succeeded in football.’ I am forever grateful to Hen for that. The coach could also have given the captaincy to someone who had been at the club longer.” .
Mitrovic: “Vanheysbrouck is capable of positioning you tactically at any big club in Europe”
The close relationship between Hein Vanhisbrouck and Stefan Mitrovic became even more evident following the coach's departure to Anderlecht in October 2017. The Serbian even shed a few tears.
“Vanhisbrouck is a thing of the past for the club, but for me he will always be special. He was very important in my career. He brought me to Kortrijk, he brought me to Ghent. I had my best football moments here with him; I will never forget that. I will always be grateful.” for him”.
Mitrovic even described Vanhaysbrouck as the best coach he had worked with. “I mean it. Tactically, you can put him at any big club in Europe.
After Van Heesbrouck's departure, Mitrovic's performance was no longer at the same high level as before. He lost more and more duels, had doubts about his positions and made wrong choices. The Serbian also criticized the lack of happiness in the match that existed under Vanhisbrouck.
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