Yari Verschaeren is a Belgian football player who plays for Anderlecht as an attacking midfielder. He was born on July 12th, 2001 in Antwerp and he is regarded as one of the best young players in Europe. His career is still at the beginning but he is already wanted by major clubs.
Verschaeren started his career at a very young age. He was only 9 when he joined Anderlecht youth academy. He spent many years with the youth team, developing his skills and improving on his flaws before he signed his first professional contract with the club in 2017.
The midfielder made his professional debut for the first team in 2018 against Sint-Truiden. After just four days, he made his debut in Europe when Anderlecht faced Spartak Trnava in Europa League. His first goal for Anderlecht came in 2019 against KAS Eupen.
The teenager established himself as regular during his first two seasons with the senior team, despite the injury setback that cost him a few precious months on the sidelines. He also won the Belgian Young Player of the Year award, proving his undeniable potential once again.
Many people say that Verschaeren reminds them of Eden Hazard due to his dribbling proficiency but he also has a nice passing ability and finishing. For these reasons, Yari Verschaeren is as versatile as the best of them since he is often used as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder and even right winger. However, it seems that playing as an attacking midfielder suits Verschaeren the most.
Even though Verschaeren is only 19 years old, he already has 6 appearances for Belgium under his belt. He made his debut for the national team in 2019 against Scotland. A month later, against San Marino, Verschaeren scored his first goal for Belgium. Of course, the midfielder went through all youth teams in the national team as well but he didn’t win any trophies.
Yari Verschaeren Transfers and Rumours
Despite the fact that Verschaeren is already an established international and one of the major stars of the Belgian League, there is not much gossip regarding his next destination. Usually, when a teenager is as talented and successful as Yari, transfer rumours start to circulate incredibly fast.
So far, the only concrete interests came from Southampton. By some accounts, Yari is their primary transfer target for the upcoming transfer window and they are preparing a bid in the area of £13 million. Whether this is true or not, it remains to be seen, but Verschaeren would certainly be a shrewd buy. Additionally, it wouldn’t be a surprise since the Saints are known for buying and developing talented players that later end up at bigger clubs for a hefty price.
In any case, the teenager seems happy at Anderlecht at the moment. His market value is around £12 million but when he finally does make transfer news, the fee is more likely to be somewhat higher. Until that happens, we will have to listen to any new transfer rumours regarding Verschaeren.