Back in November, Tessa Wullaert, who plays for Manchester City Women’s team, made it clear she wasn’t entirely happy with her situation at the club.
However, the three time Ballon d’Or winner explained she wasn’t ‘panicking’ about what to do next because she knew her contract was up at the end of the season, knowing this would open new potential adventures for her to look into.
Well, with football now on hold and clubs thinking about the future, many have come knocking, such as Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven and Atlético Madrid.
Those are just a few named, because, according to Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium, her entourage explain there are ‘many others’ too, including RSC Anderlecht in her home country.
It’s revealed the club wants to ‘bet heavily’ on women’s football in the future, and see Wullaert as the ‘perfect addition’ to their project, adding quality on the pitch and ‘guaranteed media attention’.
The forward, on the other hand, is keeping her cards close to her chest, telling the newspaper: “At the moment, everything has come to a standstill, including the transfer market. Speculating about my future would not be wise”.
That being said, HLN are clear that ‘within the Wullaert camp, it can be heard that nothing can be ruled out’, meaning a return to Belgium ‘is a realistic possibility’.
Furthermore, her boyfriend, Mathias Deveugele, recently bought a house in Stasegem (about an hour away from Brussels), and Wullaert wrote on social media she ‘can’t wait to move in’ with him, also revealing in Krant van West-Vlaanderen: “Mathi would now like to live together completely, and I am old and big enough to decided about my career for myself. I realise how much fun and how much I enjoy being at home [in Belgium]”.
All of this plays in Anderlecht’s favour, but they would still need to make a big financial effort, as HLN explain that while the Manchester City Women’s star isn’t anywhere near as well off as those in the men’s team, she still ‘earns a good living in England by Belgian women’s football standards’.
It’s a tough ask, but it appears the Brussels based club are certainly a strong option going forward.