Speaking to KW, Cercle Brugge head coach Miron Muslic has clarified the situation with Norweigan defender Jesper Daland. The former Start defender had been training with the French side during the World Cup break, which is normal given the shared ownership between Monaco and Cercle Brugge. Muslic was clear to state that despite Daland playing in a friendly against Inter for the Ligue 1 side, he expects that the defender will be at Cercle for the rest of the season.
The head coach said “Jesper is still under contract and is part of the current Cercle. He will be there for us in Ghent, as well as in the weeks and months after that”.
It was reported that Phillipe Clement and his staff were impressed with what they saw from the 22 year-old, which sparked rumours that a transfer was imminent. Daland joined Cercle Brugge from Start in Norway back in 2021 and his current deal with the club expires in 2025. The young Norweigan has made 17 appearances in both league and cup for the side this year.