Murillo's understudy (or successor) signed pending Angulo (Update)

And one. Nigerian Ishaq Abdulrazak (20) is Anderlecht’s first transfer. He will be followed by Ecuadorian striker Nilson Angulo (19 years old since Sunday), who has been in Belgium since Friday.

Ishaq Abdulrazak is a versatile player, who plays both as a midfielder (as he did at Norrköpping, his Swedish club) and as a right-back. Anderlecht sees him as Amir Murillo’s understudy on the right flank, or even as the Panamanian’s successor. Murillo wants to leave and Anderlecht will not block him in the event of an interesting offer. He did a lot of services for the Mauves, but the management did not forget (and digest) his three stupid red cards (two against OHL and, above all, one against the Union). If Murillo leaves, Ishaq will compete with Noah Sadiki (17), author of a very good match during the last meeting of the late season, at Club Brugge.

According to Swedish media, Anderlecht pays more than 3 million for the young player, who signs for 4 years and who was a full holder in his Swedish club, currently 9th in D1. “It’s a big step for me, but I can’t wait to prove my worth”says the player.

Keshi, Nwanu, Babayaro…

CEO Peter Verbeke thinks he has transferred a level player. “We’ve been following him for a long time and we’re happy to be able to add him to our group. Ishaq has great physical abilities. He’s fast, lively, he has a great volume of play and he plays with aggression. He has also technical abilities, which explains his versatility.”

Ishaq Abdulrazak has been playing for two years in Sweden. He was trained by Unity Academy in Nigeria. He is not Anderlecht’s first Nigerian: there have been the late Stephen Keshi, Chidi Nwanu, Celestine Babayaro, James Obiorah, Azubike Oliseh, Imoh Ezekiel and Henry Onyekuru.

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