Delcroix adds to defensive options
Burnley have today completed the signing of Anderlecht central defender Hannes Delcroix on a three-year deal.
Born in Haiti, he moved to Belgium at a young age and joined the Anderlecht academy ten years ago and won his first professional contract just before his 18th birthday in January 2017.
He played in the Anderlecht team for the first time in August 2018 in a 5-2 win against Oostende and has gone on to make close to fifty league appearances for them. He’s also played in the Eredivisie in the Netherlands having spent the 2019/20 season there on loan with RKC Wallwijk.
His international career has been with Belgium for whom he has played at every level from under-15 upwards. He’s been capped once at full international level and that came in a 2-1 win against Switzerland in November 2020. He came on as a substitute early in the second half for Jan Vertonghen, then at Spurs.
Delcroix said today: ““I heard I think on Monday or Tuesday last week that Burnley was interested in me. t went really quick. I had a phone call with Vinny and Saturday I was already on the plane. So, it went very quick. It was a very busy few days, but I am happy to be here now. It’s a different competition, the Premier League. Everybody knows it. It’s the best competition in the world at the moment. For me, it’s a big opportunity to come here and it’s a great team. It was not difficult to come here when I got the option.”
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