D-day for Lior Refaelov (34). Today we can expect news from the Golden Shoe. Chances are that he will announce a transfer to Anderlecht.
The Purple & White – with sports director Peter Verbeke who still knows him from Club Brugge – has been in pole position for a while. Vincent Kompany, who already spoke with the Israeli midfielder, is also in favor of his arrival. On Saturday, Refaelov was still at Anderlecht for negotiations and everything indicates that it will be settled and that he will leave Antwerp after this season. The Great Old made another attempt to keep him, but Refaelov did not understand why the wind remained so calm for the past few months and did not push his club ahead of him. After all, he is again very decisive this season with fourteen goals and twelve assists.
If Refaelov signs with Anderlecht for two years – he himself asked for those two years – the question is: what in the Champions’ play-offs? Antwerp and Anderlecht are fighting for second place. Anderlecht will not be a problem if he still comes into action, we hear, but at Antwerp Juklerod already flew to the B-team in February because he had signed with Genk.
A return to his homeland is in any case only for later. “The most serious offer there came from Beitar Jerusalem,” said agent Dudu Dahan. “But no Israeli club can offer what is on offer in Belgium. We will soon decide what it will be. ” Last weekend, Refaelov’s son Adrian celebrated his eighth birthday. Is it today – unfortunately for many Antwerp and Club fans – up to dad to celebrate his transfer to Anderlecht?