OTHER In the margins of his loan to Parma, Elias Cobbaut extended his contract with Anderlecht by one extra year until 2024. In this way Anderlecht want to keep the transfer value of the defender up to date. However, the loan with Parma also includes a purchase option worth three million euros.
Three million euros is also what Anderlecht paid to KV Mechelen for Cobbaut at the time. "Parma is a great new challenge," Cobbaut told Gazet van Antwerpen today. "At one point I was also close to Fortuna Düsseldorf, but that was wanceled last minute."
According to Cobbaut, it soon became clear during the preparation that he no longer fit into Vincent Kompany's plans. He didn't really get an explanation himself, but his agent Stijn Francis did inquire about how things were going. "I don't blame Kompany. Those are the hard laws of top sport," said Cobbaut. "I have always kept training hard for myself, in anticipation of a new challenge."
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