Antwerp to receive record fee for William Pacho with defender joining Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer

Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that Antwerp defender William Pacho will join Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2023. The fee is believed to be €16m, which will be a club record for the Great Old. The 21-year-old Ecuadorian international moved to Belgium in the winter of 2022 from Independiente in Ecuador for a fee just under €3m. The young central defender has played 28 times for Antwerp this season in all competitions, becoming a mainstay alongside Belgian international Toby Alderweireld.

Frankfurt seem to have beaten a few clubs to the signing of Pacho. Recently, both Rangers and Monaco were interested in the defender but appear to have been unable to strike a deal with Antwerp.

Antwerp have already seen one player move to Germany, with Michel Frey joining Schalke 04 on loan with a purchase option. Victor Fischer also appears to be leaving the club, with the Danish international hoping to join AIK in Sweden during the transfer window.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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