Brought from KRC Genk in the summer of 2016, Christian Kabasele’s first season in the Premier League hasn’t gone exactly to plan, even if it could have been worse.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a more productive second half of the campaign, despite with a couple of injuries plaguing him between January and April, even if it has been at right-back rather than in his more natural centre-back position.
Aspiring to return to the Belgium national team for the 2018 World Cup, the Watford defender could very well look for a move away from Vicarage Road in the summer, even if it is just temporary.
RTBF in Belgium believe the former Genk defender could be a target for Anderlecht, who are prepared to let their current starter, Kara, leave the club in the summer, with Kabasele coming in the other way to replace him.
Having spent £6m on him in the first place, and with a contract keeping him in the south of England until 2021, Watford would probably only consider a loan for the player at this moment in time from a team like Anderlecht.
That is, of course, unless the Belgian side can come up with a bid that would see Walter Mazzarri’s side make their money back, or, better yet, a small profit.
With Kara leaving, a centre-back is definitely a priority for Anderlecht, and someone like Kabasele, even as a temporary option, coming in would make the world of sense.