The decision caused a sensation at the beginning of the month: FC Basel decided against the takeover of spectacle kicker Edon Zhegrova (21). The Bebbi simply let the deadline from the end of March by which the purchase option for the Kosovar offensive talent should have been drawn.
Zhegrova would have paid CHF 3.5 million. «Edon has developed well at FCB, he would have loved to have stayed in Basel. We are disappointed with the decision of those responsible, »says Zhegrova’s advisor Marc van Osselaer afterwards. And adds: “Basel would have made a profit with Edon if the option had been taken.”
But this potential million-dollar profit is now missing in Basel. As of summer, Zhegrova will no longer kick in red-blue, because in corona times (planning) uncertainty also rules on the Rhine knee.
At Genk, who lent him to Switzerland, Zhegrova still has a valid two-year contract. But does it even appear again for the Belgians? According to the “Daily Star”, two Premier League clubs are hot for the technician. The Wolverhampton Wanderers would therefore fight against Chelsea for the services of Zhegrova. Both clubs see the Kosovo international as a perspective player – and would initially consider borrowing him again immediately.
Advisor Van Osselaer emphasizes that his client is still only at the beginning of his development. But it is also clear that there will also be a customer for a player “who can undo a defense with an action” in the Corona crisis. Only this is no longer the FCB. (mpe)