Nayel Mehssatou rules out move to Colo-Colo despite mothers wishes

In an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, Kortrijk’s 20 year-old Chilean international Nayel Mehssatou has ruled out a move to Colo-Colo. The full-back, who made his international debut in June, has been linked in recent days to the Chilean giants. Speaking about the move, Mehssatou said “I am charmed by their interest, because it is the largest club in the country. I have received many messages from enthusiastic supporters, but at the moment I feel good at KV Kortrijk and a transfer is not an option. My mother would like me to move there”.

Since Bern Stork took over from Adnan Custovic, Mehssatou has seen increased playing time. The 20 year-old made our list of young players to watch this season, and with interest coming from his home country its clear that the player has a big future. Under Storck Kortrijk have yet to lose, which includes a win against leaders Genk and a late win away to OH Leuven.

The side have been activein the transfer window, bringing in young defenders Martin Wasinski and Christalino Atemona to bolster their back line. At the other end, they brought in Slovakian international winger Martin Regali from Slovakian side Ruzomberok.

The side are also hopeful that they will be able to move some players on in January. Didier Lamkel Ze, Aleksandr Radovanovic, Alexandre De Bruyn and Amine Benchaib have all been placed on the transfer list, with Radovanovic, De Bruyn and Benchaib training with the B team.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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