One check here for 65 million, another check there for 62 million and the third check for 39 million. Transfers for Jérémy Docu, Romeo Lavia and Lois Openda have bolstered the Belgian’s counters this summer. The new Manchester City winger – who will have a medical on Wednesday – has become the fourth and fifth most expensive Belgian player in history, behind Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard (€115m), Romelu Lukaku (€113m) and Kevin De. Bruin (€76 million).
This included transfers of other Belgians abroad such as Maximilano Cofries (€3.5m), Hans Delacroix (€3m), Thomas Kaminski (€3m), Siebe van der Heyden (€2.7m) or even a loan from Charles de Payment is also included. Ketelair (€3 million), the Belgian rating for this summer of 2023 has reached €183 million. This is already more than in the summer transfer window of 2017 (€158.5m), 2018 (€136.5m) or 2020 (€92.5m). M).
But many transactions are still expected to happen in the last ten days of this transfer window. We obviously think about the sale of Romelu Lukaku which should bring €40 million to Chelsea, or about the possible departure of Johan Bakayoko to PSV for €35 million. In total, there are about fifteen Red Devils still likely to move forward, including Mike Traeger, Alexis Sellemakers, Timothy Casten or Dodi Lukebakio.
If all these players seal their transfers at the price asked by their respective clubs, the total amount of the black-yellow-red transfer window abroad could tickle or even exceed the 2019 record. That year, Eden Hazard left Chelsea for €115 million, Romelu Lukaku signed for Inter for €74 million and Youri Tielemans joined Leicester City for €45 million.