Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that Anderlecht have rejected Burnley’s offer of €15m for young Dutch goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen. Instead, the Mauves are asking for €20m instead. Vincent Kompany’s side had offered just €5m for the goalkeeper last summer, but it was rejected. Kompany had worked with Verbruggen during his time as head coach of Anderlecht.
After Verbruggen took the number one spot from Hendrik Van Crombrugge, he made a string of impressive performances that has seen his stock rise dramatically. After his heroics against Ludogorets in a penalty shoot out during the Europa Conference League, many began to take notice of Verbruggen. Anderlecht are happy to keep the goalkeeper for an extra season, but are also not adverse to cashing in during the summer to fund other transfer targets. Van Crombrugge is still at the club and should Verbruggen depart is likely to return to the starting line up.