we assume kara mbodji wants to leave – anderlecht manager

17:31    26 Jul 2018

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (L) and Anderlecht's Serigne Mbodji (R) fight for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match
Luc Devroe, the manager of Belgian First Division A side Anderlecht, is assuming that Senegalese defender Kara Mbodji wants to leave the club.

The 28-year-old centre back has long been linked with Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray, but L’Avenir now reports that their rivals Fenerbahce and Bursaspor are also keen on Mbodji’s services.

Despite the fact that the new Belgian First Division A season gets underway tomorrow night – with the opening match between Standard Liege and Gent set to be televised live on Fox Sports 1 – Anderlecht are open to the prospect of selling the West African player.

It seems only a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ Mbodji will end his stay at the Belgian giants. Devroe admitted that the club assumes both Mbodji and defensive midfielder Leander Dendoncker will leave in the coming weeks.

“To be truly title favourites, we need reinforcements in the back, unless Kara is 100 percent fit and with his head at Anderlecht, and Dendoncker does not leave, but we still assume that they both would rather leave,” he is quoted by Humo.

“Let us say they have to be replaced, and then we can say whether we are ready to compete on three fronts, because that is the intention: to fight for the title, to excel in the cup and to spend the European winter.”

Mbodji has been on Anderlecht’s books since 2015 and his current contract runs to June 2020.

 

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