Leander Dendoncker did not enjoy his season with Anderlecht, especially during the early part, but becoming more important as the campaign went on has seen him travel to Russia with Belgium for the 2018 World Cup.
The 23-year-old’s versatility, moving back into defence to help Anderlecht, is useful for Roberto Martinez.
There’s been “concrete interest” for Dendoncker from West Ham United and AS Monaco. However, Anderlecht’s asking price of €25m saw neither club agree a deal, reports Het Laatste Nieuws.
Dendoncker has explained the speculation surrounding his future had a “negative” impact on his performance.
Anderlecht sporting director Luc Devroe has already admitted that Dendoncker will be allowed to leave this summer. The player expressed his desire of playing in the La Liga, but also admitted he is open to the idea of moving to England or Germany because it suits his style of play.
“Spain would be great, but the German and English league might be more in line with my playing style. I will try to make the best choice,” Dendoncker told Het Laatste Nieuws.
Dendoncker is also willing to negotiate during the World Cup, but he stressed that he is “not 100 percent sure” he will leave Anderlecht this summer.
“If there is big news, my agent may call me. I’m not working on it. What counts now is the preparation for the World Cup,” he said.
West Ham links have gone quiet but it wouldn’t be a great surprise if the Hammers move back into the picture soon.