Ex-Liverpool ce to link up with Les Mauves et Blancs.
Anderlecht’s general manager Herman van Holsbeeck has confirmed the club are in the drivers seat to sign former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko, Sky Sports reports.
The 28-year-old has been training with the Belgian giants after his contract with French champions Paris Saint Germain was cancelled at the end of last season. He has already undergone a medical with the club and is most likely to now sign on with them until the end of the season.
“When his agent Mogi Bayat told me he was willing to train with us, I almost fell off my chair,” Van Holsbeeck told the Belgian media.
“It’s only the second time in my career that a player with such a status has wanted to train with a team like Anderlecht.
“Sissoko still wants to enjoy his career. He could join a team in China and earn millions there, but he prefers to stay in Europe.
“I thought he wouldn’t fit within our budget, but he told me he wants to be paid for his performances and that he wanted to talk again after six months.
“I’m really surprised by his attitude. Top class.”
Van Holsbeeck added regarding the medical: “We wanted to be sure he is physically fit, but everything seems perfect.
“We’ll talk again with him and his agent in the coming week. He can be a real reinforcement for Anderlecht as we don’t have his type of player in our team.”
Sissoko had apparently been close to joining Championship side Reading in a shock move towards the end of the summer transfer window, but Royals boss Nigel Adkins pulled the plug before even meeting with the player.