Theo Bongonda, Racing Genk and Zulte Waregem have an oral agreement was reached. The 23-year-old vleugelspeler makes soon the transition to the Luminus Arena. There is a contract waiting for him for four seasons, until June 2023. While the player is still enjoying his holiday abroad, the last details completed.
Genk pulled deep into their pockets for Bongonda, after an auction which also includes Club Brugge, Standard and Anderlecht took part. The transfer fee amounts to around 7 million euro, it is the most expensive transfer between two Belgian clubs. The previous record came last season in the name of Kaveh Rezaei, who Club Brugge 5 million paid to Charleroi.
Zulte Waregem drew last summer even though a clubrecord by 1.6 million to pay for Bongonda final take over of the Spanish Celta de Vigo, but is now quite a profit.
Bongonda, who last season was good for fourteen goals and as many assists, in Genk, the outgoing Trossard replaced.
Genk has a concrete interest in the 18-year-old Swedish talent, Benjamin Nygren, a winger from IFK Gothenburg.