Socceroo Jordan Bos’ record-breaking transfer to Belgium has been confirmed by Melbourne City on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old left-back will be a part of KVC Westerlo on a deal which might rise to greater than $3m in add-ons
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It will break the file for the sale of an A-League participant, which at present stands at $1.4 million, which English Premier League giants Manchester City paid Melbourne City in 2016 for the companies of one other Socceroo, Aaron Mooy.
Westerlo completed seventh is that this season’s Belgian Pro League and are at present contesting playoffs.
Bos has made 50 appearances in all competitions for Melbourne City and debuted for the Socceroos in March towards Ecuador.
He will hyperlink up along with his new Belgian membership as soon as City’s A-League season involves an finish.
National coach Graham Arnold not too long ago in contrast Bos to Socceroos nice Scott Chipperfield.
Bos is off to Belgium as soon as the A-League season wraps up. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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“He’s a left full again who can get excessive, get ahead and get some good crosses within the field,” Arnold mentioned.
“He’s bodily a very good specimen for what we’d like. I don’t assume I’ve seen one like this one since Scott Chipperfield. I hate to place a reputation on it, however he’s a really, very related participant to Scotty.”
Socceroos nice Robbie Slater, who’s amongst a number of Australian gamers to have minimize their tooth in European soccer with a stint in Belgium, mentioned Bos would profit from such a transfer.
“The Belgian league is a good league for Jordan to show himself,” Slater mentioned.
“It’s a very good likelihood for him to take step one in his dream of enjoying common soccer in Europe.
“Of course there’s a danger that it doesn’t work out and he finally ends up again in Australia, however he has proven his high quality and you may’t blame him for eager to pursue his dream.”
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