Adrien Trebel has joined Anderlecht from Standard Liege. There are no protests in the streets of Liege yet but fans of Les Rouches are never happy when their players move over to the Constant Vanden Stock stadium. The ex-Standard captain has been angling for a move for some time and the club recently refused to let him join Gent.
It was therefore a surprise when the French midfielder moved to Brussels, for a fee said to be around 3 million euros. That’s not a lot of money and it could be said to be too much based on his form this season. He will primarily be seen as back-up for Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker but if he can reproduce his form of his early days in Liege, he could be a good acquisition.
Standard fans have lost patience with Trebel recently and it’s said he has become unpopular in the dressing room. The Trebel move is unlikely to produce as much media attention as Steven Defour’s sojourn at Anderlecht, especially if they find a good replacement and 17 year-old Jerome Deom has been getting good reviews.
It’s likely though that Standard will go into the transfer market for a replacement, especially if they finally get the expected cash from the sale of Ishak Belfodil to Everton.