After the board of directors at Anderlecht, it was mainly about a new capital increase and the ambitions for next season. Wouter Vandenhaute spoke about a place in the top four. Whether that is realistic remains to be seen.
Anderlecht denies that it has to sell Zeno Debast or Bart Verbruggen in order to enter the transfer market with a decent portfolio. This is necessary to realize the ambitions. After all, a lot of quality will have to be added.
But Anderlecht are also not in a position to convince quality players. There is no European football and it no longer has the trump card named Vincent Kompany to convince players. There is talk of a new capital increase of around 14 million euros, but Anderlecht cannot continue to solve it artificially.
“If you add up the debts, the negative equity and the expected operating loss, and take into account the sporting investments that are needed, you quickly arrive at 100 million euros of fresh money that is needed to straighten out the club and that to aim for a fourth place,” says a financial expert HUMO. “There is no other way out than for a shareholder to join, or for a wealthy party to take over the club.”