Matt Miazga is on the move again. According to a report from Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now, the 25-year-old centerback will be loaned from Chelsea to Anderlecht for the 2020-21 season.
Matt Miazga's loan to Anderlecht is now done. Good move for the #USMNT central defender to play under Vincent Kompany, one of the best in the modern era in that position.— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) October 2, 2020
Matt Miazga has had a few loan stints since moving from the New York Red Bulls to Chelsea in 2016. He made a couple stars for the Blues before being loaned out to Vitesse in the Netherlands for 2 seasons. After failing to break into the first team at Chelsea in the 2018 preseason, Miazga was loaned to Nantes for the 2018-2019 season, but had his loan cut short in January 2019. The United States international then returned to Chelsea, who then loaned him to Reading FC for the rest of the season. That loan was extended for the 2019-20 season.
Now, he heads to Anderlecht, where he reunites with former Red Bull teammate Kemar Lawrence and fellow Red Bull product Michael Murillo. As Sciaretta points out, Miazga will have the opportunity to grow under one of the great centerbacks in Premier League history, as Vincent Kompany is Anderlecht’s head coach. Kompany hopes Miazga can help shore up the back line for the Purple & White, who finished 8th in the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium last season.
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