As reported by Elian Coussement and others, Kortrijk’s young Serbian goalkeeper Marko Ilic is set to leave the club to join MLS side Colorado Rapids on loan until the end of the season. The Denver based side will also have an option to buy should the keeper impress.
Ilic was in fantastic form to start the season, but an illness saw him replaced by Tom Vandenberghe who then also went on to play well and keep his place as the clubs number one. Since then, the player has been looking for a move in order to get more game time. Ilic has spoken of his international ambitions and clearly believes that staying on the bench for Kortrijk will not help him achieve those goals.
Should the Rapids not pick up their option on the 25-year-old, the keeper will return to Kortrijk with one year remaining on his contract. There would likely be plenty of suitors within the Belgian Pro League given what he has shown in his time with Kortrijk, yet it was always unlikely that the relegation threatened side would give him to one of their rivals this winter.
There may also be another Kortrijk player on their way to the MLS. Columbus Crew are interested in bringing Aleksandar Radovanović to the MLS. The Serbian central-defender has been out of favour at Kortrijk since new head coach Bernd Storck was appointed, with the German adamant that he would not consider the defender for selection going forward.