RB Leipzig will not take up option for Maarten Vandevoordt to join early

Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that RB Leipzig have decided against exercising the early transfer option they have for Genk goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt. It was announced last year that the player would be joining the German side in 2024, but a clause was included that would allow Leipzig to bring the goalkeeper across during the summer of 2023.

Now it appears that the young Belgian keeper will remain with Genk for the 2023/2024 season. Vandevoordt has had another impressive season and is just 21-years-old. He remains the youngest goalkeeper in Champions League history at just 17 when he made his European debut.

Genk are chasing the title and Vandevoordt has been ever present between the sticks for them. In 42 games across all competitions he has kept 10 clean sheets, conceding 48 goals. Many expect that the youngster will be the eventual successor to Thibaut Courtois as the Belgian national team goalkeeper in the coming years.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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