Date: 14th December 2018 at 12:00pm
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Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken has had an interesting response when it comes to the apparent speculation surrounding his future come the opening of the January transfer market and although there’s no clear rumours that I’ve heard linking him with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers, we’ve been dragged into it.

The 26-year-old has spent his career with Lokeren and Club Brugge in the Belgium league but his performances at club level have seen him rewarded with two international caps for his country. In 24 appearances in the season of 2018/19, including Champions League runouts, he’s scored nine times, adding 12 assists apparently, so there is something about the lad.

In an interview with Sport/Foot via sportwitness, I can only assume he was asked a direct question about Leander Dendoncker, because this was how he answered.

“It’s probably a question of character. If Leander felt like he’d seen everything in the Belgian league and needed something else, maybe he needed to force things, but I don’t need that. I’m capable of doing it if I want but I’m not one to shout it from the rooftop. It’s not that I lack ambition. I want to go further, but I feel like the buying club needs to make the first move. They need to trust me and come find me. It’s not up to me to find an employer because that means I don’t have their full trust.”

A cynic would say if he didn’t need to ‘shout it from the rooftop’ this interview was the exact opposite way of going about things, especially as he opens himself up to criticising a fellow player whilst seeming to attract interest in himself in the process.

A bit hypocritical to say the least unless something got massively lost in the translation.