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.
Transferupdate: Kenny Saief op huurbasis naar #RSCA, ontdek zijn eerste op de Official-app! Download de app uit de PLAY STORE (https://t.co/8jOWk8TWua) of de APP STORE (https://t.co/WsEYzSmeb7)! Welcome Kenny! #COYM pic.twitter.com/lmJt2jAMjC— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) January 5, 2018
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