Sache Tavolieri is reporting that due to the tense financial situation at Standard Liege, it is likely that club captain Noe Dussenne will not renew his contract and therefore leave the club at the end of the season. Despite the 30 year-old defender being a key player for the Walloon based club, the current financial situation means that it is unlikely he will be offered a new deal.
Standard received new investment from the 777 group in the summer, with many believing this would alleviate the financial issues at the club. However, this recent revelation about their Dussenne may cause concern amongst the Standard fanbase, as they hoped that the club would turn the corner under new ownership.
While off the pitch there may be issues, the side has performed well on it. Under Ronny Deila the side have won 8 of their 16 games, sitting in seventh place with 25 points. Their first game back after the World Cup break will be against Antwerp. Selim Amallah was one Standard player who played in Qatar, with the midfielder helping Morocco make history. However, his refusal to sign a new deal means the club are looking to move him on in January, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.