Anderlecht will meet with Manchester City this week to decide on treatment for defender Philippe Sandler.

Sandler headed to Anderlecht on a season-long loan deal in the summer, with City sending him out to gain experience under Vincent Kompany.

Presumably, they hoped that he could learn from the City legend, who was embarking on his managerial position with the Belgian side this season.

Things had started well for him in Belgium, with him starting all but one of their first 12 games in all competitions.

However, a knee injury has ruled him out since the beginning of October, with him missing Anderlecht’s last seven league games as a result.

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He is yet to return and Het Laatste Nieuws report he is still struggling with the injury, which is yet to be resolved.

An operation on the injury is ‘urgent’ according to the newspaper however it is ‘not clear’ when the player will go under the knife.

That decision is set to be made ‘soon’, with Anderlecht to sit down for a ‘consultation’ with Manchester City over the player.

As Manchester City are his parent club, the decision rests on their shoulders, and it’s unknown what they plan to do with Sandler at this point.

Depending on how long he is set to miss, they may want to bring him back to the Etihad for rehab in England, rather than leaving him sitting on the sidelines in Belgium.

Alternatively, the plan may be to help Sandler recover and get him back quickly so he can pick up where he left off before the injury.