Anderlecht winger Mbark Boussoufa has said he wants to remain in Brussels, and has seemingly shunned interest from England, Spain and France.
Mbark Boussoufa – happy at Anderlecht
The Morocco international is regarded one of the best players in the Jupiler League and the 23-year-old, who spent time in Chelsea and Ajax’s youth academies, still has two years left on his current contract, but it appears that Anderlecht want to tie him down to a new deal.
Boussoufa told La Derniere Heurne:
“We will come to an agreement, our ideas are close to each other,”
Boussoufa has been watched closely in recent months by Newcastle United, Lens and Atletico Madrid and reports on Tyneside suggest he would fit well into the new Kevin Keegan style attacking side that is under construction at Newcastle United.
But Mbark insists his immediate future is with Anderlecht.
“At least I want to stay one or two years more at Anderlecht to develop further,”
“How much longer I am here, depends how I feel. I play the best of my football at Anderlecht.”
“I am constantly playing on a high level. I have seriously developed me over here.”
We donâ€™t think these words mean too much at this time. Wait until Newcastle make their move in the summer, because once Mbark realizes the extra opportunities that are available, the extra money he can get at Newcastle, and the opportunity to play in front of regular 52,000 capacity home crowds, he may reconsider his position.
Those opportunities have swayed many a player.
So weâ€™ll not take Boussoufaâ€™s words too much to heart right now.