New Defenders Settle In at Anderlecht: Gattoni and Kikkenborg

New Defenders Settle In at Anderlecht: Gattoni and Kikkenborg

Satisfied with Gattoni and Kikkenborg

Riemer can finally count on his two new recruits. He wants to take time with Mads Kikkenborg in whom he sees a long-term project. “But he didn’t come to be number 3,” said the coach.

The loan without purchase option from Federico Gattoni is purely short-term which Riemer will soon need. “I discovered a nice, mature guy who arrived with his wife. And yes, he speaks English. Not perfectly, but I gave him 30 minutes of tactics in English and he understood everything… I think (laughs). He is an aggressive defender in duels. He likes to press. The first thing he told me was that he wanted to help the team.”

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No additional left-handed

Anderlecht tested the market to bring in an additional defender. The club has not found the ideal profile. “Our incoming transfer window is therefore over. I wanted an extra defender and I got it.”

Several avenues, including Malang Sarr, were studied, but nothing concrete came of it.

Jesper Fredberg’s calm can also be explained by the imminent return of several executives. “Augustinsson, Sardella and Delaney are entering the final phase of their rehabilitation,” says Riemer. I don’t know yet if they will be ready in a week or two, but it’s moving in the right direction.”

He considered that one should not rush and make a bad purchase.

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More tinkering at the left back

For the next two to three matches, he will have to do without a specific left side. Who will replace Augustinsson? This remains the big vagueness. Riemer mentioned several names. “Everything will depend on the tactical approach I want to implement. Kristian Arnstad could be lined up as against the Union. Mohamed Bouchouari is also an option. His match at Union wasn’t easy, but I consider him part of my group. Théo Leoni can play on the left, but I love his energy in midfield so much. Then, Jan Vertonghen can evolve into this position too. I put the current results into perspective, because I want to arrive with a complete and fit team in the playoffs.”

License est part

Surprising choice: despite the shortage behind, Anderlecht decided to let go of one of its defenders. Lucas Lissens has signed for Lyngby in Denmark until 2027. “He spent 14 years at the club and we owe him a lot. Lucas is 22 years old. At this age, you have to break into the first team or find playing time elsewhere. We already wanted to collaborate on a departure this summer, but it didn’t happen. He got a good opportunity by joining a good club. Amando Lapage also knocks gently on the door of the core and is three years younger than Lissens.”

Mercato: Lissens officially leaves the RSCA

Diawara and Raman pushed towards the exit

Diawara is close to Cadiz, a difficult exit for Raman.

Anderlecht would still like to send one or two players away. The coach did not wish to give names, but they are Benito Raman and Amadou Diawara. The first one will definitely not leave. No club has all the characteristics to sign him. Cadiz is still in the running to hire Amadou Diawara, but his presence in the quarter-final of the Can slows down the file.

2024-02-01 06:47:00
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