Kljestan On The Move?

Kljestan On The Move?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 3, 2010
  • 7 Comments
  • Anderlecht, Sacha Kljestan

Sacha Kljestan could finally be headed to Europe this summer. (Getty Images)

One thing that some MLS fans may not want to see anytime soon, the loss of Sacha Kljestan to another league. It nearly happened before last year but it looks like it will finally come to be later this summer according to Keith Costigan who is reporting the Chivas USA midfielder has agreed to a deal with Belgian side Anderlecht.

If all goes well he will join the club later this summer when the transfer window re-opens. Anderlecht won last seasons Belgian First Division, qualifying for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

Honestly this is a better fit for Kljestan than most leagues in Europe. He’s always been a guy that is streaky at best. Last year when his attempt to go to Scottish giant Celtic fell through he went into a bit of a shell for the majority of the season. Since the latter part of 2009 and into this year he’s been much better on the field for Chivas.

So what does this move mean for Chivas? Obviously it means getting some sort of transfer fee if the deal goes through like Costigan is reporting. Their midfield is young and will be fine though. I really like what they have there with Blair Gavin and Michael Lahoud and I can’t see them not improving down the road with those two. Sure they aren’t doing well at all right now but give it time and this team will start to win again.

What do you make of this move for Kljestan?

  • OleGunnar20

    the “ladder” part of the season? so speaking english is not a requirement of blogging i see.

    how about the “later” part of the season, eh? pronounced like “ladder” but not spelled that way … mon dieu.

  • OleGunnar20

    stupid typos … anyway. you can use Later or Latter but not Ladder in this case. anyway, who cares, anybody can make a typo but this is sort of ridiculous. good for mr. porn-stahce though.

  • OleGunnar20

    stupid typos … anyway. you can use Later or Latter but not Ladder in this case. anyway, who cares, anybody can make a typo but this is sort of ridiculous. good for mr. porn-stahce though.

  • Thanks grammer patrol. I'll be sure to be more careful next time. :-p

  • culeeero

    This is a great move for Kljestan, and way better than a move to Celtic. The Jupiler League is arguably stronger, top to bottom, than the SPL, and has a much more diverse (read: skilled and challenging) player pool. Stay three years in Belgium and he's got citizenship, which means a move elsewhere on the continent is a whole lot easier. Further, Anderlecht is regularly in the Champion's League group stage, and usually dropping into the Europa League rather than falling straight out of competition.

  • zossn

    Hi, as a fan of Anderlecht I have to agree to culeero. it would be a good move for him.
    However Chivas will get no transfer fee, because the guys contract has just ended.
    A lot of foreigners use Anderlecht as a step between their country and a bigger competition in Europe. But I have to say that he will have to work hard for a place in the first team. Anderlecht has a very young team and they are building on a project to give youngsters from their own country a chance. (cf. Lukaku–> next drogba they say)
    so it would be good for him, but he'll have to work hard and take his chances without any doubt.

    PS: Hope I will get no grammar control

  • zossn

    Hi, as a fan of Anderlecht I have to agree to culeero. it would be a good move for him.
    However Chivas will get no transfer fee, because the guys contract has just ended.
    A lot of foreigners use Anderlecht as a step between their country and a bigger competition in Europe. But I have to say that he will have to work hard for a place in the first team. Anderlecht has a very young team and they are building on a project to give youngsters from their own country a chance. (cf. Lukaku–> next drogba they say)
    so it would be good for him, but he'll have to work hard and take his chances without any doubt.

    PS: Hope I will get no grammar control