As the Jupiler Pro League title playoffs about to kick off, all eyes will be on Genk to see if they can keep their top spot in the final 10 games of the season.
With Anderlecht six points behind, there is still hope for Yannick Bolasie and co. after the Everton forward’s arrival in January helped boost the club to fourth.
The 29-year-old has scored four goals and picked up one assist in seven appearances since joining, and a lot of Anderlecht’s hopes will be placed on his shoulders going into the final stretch.
In fact, for former West Brom player Sebastien Pocognoli, the Everton loanee is probably the most dangerous player in the league, or, at least, the hardest to stop.
Speaking to DH ahead of the playoffs starting at the weekend, the veteran defender said: “I haven’t played against him in Belgium, but I did in the Premier League when he was at Crystal Palace. Him and Zaha were a good duo and, man to man, it was solid.
“I was a bit surprised to see him turn up in Belgium, but he won’t stay and I’m convinced that we’ll see him again in the Premier League next season.”
This comes just after an article in Het Nieuwsblad on Wednesday claiming that Anderlecht could manage to persuade Bolasie to stay next season if they qualified for the next instalment of the Champions League.
To do this, they’ll have to finish in the top two, which is certainly doable, starting the playoffs just two points behind second placed Club Brugge.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens on this one.