Boussoufa Wants To Stay At Anderlecht

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 don’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 we’ll not take Boussoufa’s words too much to heart right now.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • tdt

    Apr 13, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #1

    yep yep

  • scottish mag

    Apr 13, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #2

    certianly is a good player

  • wsq

    Apr 13, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    sit and stay there! haha clearly a player who thinks highly of himself. when do u hear top class players talking BS like this. go to a german league where u belong with the likes of alsseandro kompany de jong and all the stupid FM wannabes

  • shearer4pm

    Apr 13, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4


    christ mate simmer down yeh son, at the end of the day its the lads career let him do with it what he likes, we cant have choice over every player, every player is differnt and has different ambitions and youve got to respect that.

  • Toon1978

    Apr 13, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #5

    I like what this kid is saying at least he is showing a bit of loyalty to his club which there is very little of nowadays.

  • Spyro

    Apr 13, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6

    yeah WSQ, you seem a little bit too angry

  • zhun

    Apr 13, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    remember Beye? he wanted to stay at his former club before he came here too!
    try your best to attract him, Kev , show him that u are a king and tell him coming here is an order!

  • Tripp

    Apr 13, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #8

    He might like being a big fish in a small pond. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with him when the window opens…

  • Leo

    Apr 13, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #9

    well if he is doing it to further his career that just shows that he is hungry to be good/great/better… so if we can eventually entice him i think he would be a good member of our club

  • Obafan

    Apr 13, 2008 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    It is the best for him if he stays in Anderlecht for 2 more years. He needs to develop his game so much more.

    ATM I would say that I hope he does not come to NUFC cause he would have no impact.

  • Ross

    Apr 13, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #11

    fair play to the lad, he’s happy staying where he is, he’s enjoying his football, and he’s showing a bit of loyalty. players cant be forced to just move, and no matter how much persuading is done, if a player doesnt want to leave, he doesnt want to leave.

  • clinta

    Apr 14, 2008 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #12

    I haven’t seen much of the kid but I like what he’s saying here, is basicly saying he’d prefer to stay established at anderlecht and continue to develop his game before making a move to a bigger club were chances of first team footbal and further development are reduced.

    think of how many young talents have been wasted moving to a big club to early when seeing the £ signs’s and then never being heard of again?>

  • HeronMag

    Apr 14, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #13

    ‘I want to develop my game’

    There couldn’t be a better place for that than St James Park.

    And as always… Money talks. What he is effectively saying is that it would take a substantial offer to persuade him.

    Time will tell

  • Gregory

    Apr 14, 2008 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #14

    god i’m glad he ain’t coming
    thinks far too highly of himself on the pitch, because ok, he got some tricks up his sleeve (but belgian oppostion is so weak every decent footballer can show this kind of ‘magic’), but he has nowhere near the strength (or potential) to play in the EPL. Look at how he’s built, small, thin, one little push and he goes down.

    no tnx!!

    (unbelievable how a player like this can be ‘hyped’ by the media, he practicly never showed nothing in all his european games for anderlecht)


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