Winter transfers in Belgium: Union hires Yorbe Vertessen from PSV, Dutchman Kerk moves to Antwerp | Jupiler Pro League

There is no question of a real winter break in Belgian football, but winter sales can of course still be made. See here who is coming and going in the Jupiler Pro League.


  1. 5 pm 21. Dutch striker for Antwerp. “RAFC has finally received the green light in the file of the Dutchman Gyrano Kerk (27)”, it says on the Antwerp website. Kerk comes over from Lokomotiv Moscow, where he played for the past year and a half. He uses an exception from FIFA to make the switch to R Antwerp FC. The Dutch attacker, who previously played for FC Utrecht, signed a contract with The Great Old until the end of this season. .
  2. 3 pm 10. Union welcomes Yorbe Vertessen. With Yorbe Vertessen, Union has an extra trump card for the return round in the rush hour. The 22-year-old Belgian comes over from PSV on a rental basis. “I was immediately convinced. I want to make minutes here and make my mark,” it says on the website. At PSV he came into action 12 times this season, good for 2 goals in the Europa League. He played 8 matches in the Eredivisie, 3 in Europe and 1 in the cup. He has a total of 313 playing minutes. .
  3. 28-01-2023.
  4. 12:21 p.m. Nemeth and Diawara leave Genk. Racing Genk has said goodbye to Andras Nemeth and Sekou Diawara. Nemeth moves to the German second division club Hamburg, while Diawara starts working for the Italian first division club Udinese. The 20-year-old Nemeth, a Hungarian international, played 15 times this season in the Jupiler Pro League (1 goal, 2 assists), played a cup match and played 4 times with the Genk reserves in the Challenger Pro League (1 goal ). Nemeth signed a contract with HSV until June 30, 2026. “The entire Genk family wishes Andras every success in the further course of his career”, it sounds. The 18-year-old Belgian Sekou Diawara comes from the Genk youth academy and is now going to try his luck in Italy. Diawara was still in the first team at the beginning of this season, but disappeared from the picture after his brother Mamady switched to Club Brugge. He has a contract with Udinese until 2027.
  5. 27-01-2023.
  6. 15:13. Standard sells Dragus and Boljevic. Two players leave Liège on a rental basis: 23-year-old attacker Denis Dragus moves to the Italian second division club Genoa, Standard’s sister club, with a purchase option. The Romanian joined Standard in 2019 from Viitorul Constanta. He could never really force a starting spot. In 54 matches he scored 10 times, this season he came into action 21 times, good for 4 goals. It is Dragus’ 2nd loan in Italy, in the 2020-2021 season he was with Crotone. Half an hour after Dragus, Aleksandar Boljevic also left. The 27-year-old Montenegrin moves to Hapoel Tel-Aviv in Israel. Boljevic came from Waasland-Beveren to Standard in 2019, he was also unable to push through. In 2021 there was a loan to Eupen, this season he is in 9 matches for Standard. .
  7. 3:08 PM. Club Brugge brings back mercenary Jack Hendry. The Scottish Jack Hendry returns earlier than expected from his loan club Cremonese. The 27-year-old defender hopes to play again from the new Club coach Scott Parker. Hendry came over from Ostend in August 2021. He started strong at blue-black, but disappeared from the picture at the end of the season. He played 33 matches, but was rented out to the promoted Serie A club in the summer. In Italy he only came into action 6 times as a teammate of Cyriel Dessers and David Okereke (ex-Club). Cremonese is last in Italy with 8 points. .
  8. 26-01-2023.
  9. 21:13. Dewaest has left Genk for good. Racing Genk has said goodbye to Sébastien Dewaest, the defender who played an important role in the national title in 2019, but who was no longer needed afterwards. Dewaest was in the B-squad this season and played 2 times with Jong Genk in the Challenger Pro League. AEL Limassol has now secured the services of the 31-year-old diligent defender. If he passes the medical tests, he will sign a contract until the end of the season, with an option for an extra year if it goes well for both parties. AEL Limassol is the team of ex-Club coach Cedomir Janevski. With Kevin Mirallas, Saido Berahino, Stefan Scepovic and Aaron Tshibola there are a lot of familiar faces around. .
  10. 9:48 am. Sobol exchanges Club Brugge for Strasbourg. Edoeard Sobol leaves Club Brugge and continues his career in the French Ligue 1 at Strasbourg. The Ukrainian left back signed a contract for 3.5 years. The 27-year-old Sobol played for Club since the summer of 2019, good for 124 games and 4 goals. He won 3 national titles and 1 Supercup with Bruges. This season, his counter stands at 9 matches in the Jupiler Pro League and 4 in the Champions League. He has not been part of the selection for more than 2 months. The 27-time international becomes teammate of goalkeeper Matz Sels at Strasbourg, number 16 in the French league. .
  11. 24-01-2023.
  12. 21-01-2023.
  13. 12:21. Antwerp lends Frey to Schalke 04. Antwerp has found a solution for Michael Frey. The striker goes on loan to Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. This season, the Swiss already scored 7 goals in 14 games for the Great Old, but he still lost the competition with Vincent Janssen. In recent weeks, Frey has been hiding his dissatisfaction about this less and less and he even had to train individually. Schalke – last in the Bundesliga – now rents Frey with a purchase. .
  14. 20-01-2023.
  15. 20 hours . Virton borrows Alessandro Albanese from Ostend. Alessandro Albanese exchanges KV Oostende for Virton in the Challenger Pro League. The red lantern from the second division lends the 23-year-old midfielder until the end of the season. Albanese played twelve times for the coastal team this season. KVO took over the native of Liège from Waasland-Beveren in early 2022. .
  16. 18-01-2023.


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