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Kenny Saief secures loan to Anderlecht

The 24-year-old will use a new situation to get back on track after returning from injury.

SOCCER: JUl 01 USA v Ghana Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Kenny Saief is on the move. The 24-year-old midfielder completed a loan move from KAA Gent to RSC Anderlecht yesterday, with the deal including an option for Anderlecht to make it a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Saief emerged as a productive player for Gent and eventually caught the eye of former United States head coach Bruce Arena. After completing a one-time switch from Israel, Saief was eligible to compete for the USMNT and was named to the 23-man roster for the 2017 Gold Cup. After suffering a groin injury after a warmup friendly against Ghana, Saief was replaced on the roster. An eventual hernia surgery coupled with a stomach infection sidelined the U.S. international for most of the fall portion of the season for Gent and for the USMNT.

This move will be seen as a good one for the 24-year-old. Anderlecht is the most successful club in Belgium, both in domestic and European competitions. If Saief can remain healthy and get regular playing time for the Purple & White, it could end up being a great thing for him to get his career back on track.

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