Franko Andrijasevic (°22/06/1991) has signed a 5 years contract with KAA Gent. He is a very talented freescoring midfielder who features for the national team and who was voted Player of the Year with his former club HNK Rijeka with which he won the double after scoring 18 goals in all competitions together. This is one of the biggest transfers in the history of our club!
Mali striker Kalifa Coulibaly is leaving KAA Gent and has signed a contract with FC Nantes.
He signed his contract with our club on 21st June 2016 as a switch for the future and a potential replacement whenever Laurent Depoitre would leave the club. Coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck was very enthusiastic about his work rate and his endeavor. Soon Coulibaly showed he was a proven goalscorer who scored important goals, especially in important European games. So his nickname became “Mr.Europe”.
Roman Yaremchuk signed a 4 year contract with KAA Gent today. Yaremchuk, a 21 year old Ukranian striker, is a product of the youth academy at Dynamo Kiev. Last season, from juli until december, he was on loan at Ukranian Premier League team Oleksandria where he scored 5 goals in 11 games, after which he was called back to Dynamo Kiev. Yaremchuk is 1m91 tall and a fast and technically gifted striker.
After 3 succesful seasons, the Israeli defender, Rami Gershon, is leaving the Buffalo’s and signs a 5 years’ deal with Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.
Gershon has been playing in Belgium since 2010 and it was in 2014 that he signed for our club where he became one of the defensive strongholds. During our Championship season (2014-2015) he was one of the regular defenders and became famous for his legendary assist for our first goal in the decisive title match against Standard Luik (21st May 2015). Later on he was struggling with injuries for most of our Champions League campaign and only featured against Wolfsburg for 90 minutes.
Rami played up to 101 matches for KAA Gent. He became a familiar legend and was one of the team that eliminated Tottenham last year in the Europa League in our 100th European match. He will always be remembered as a tough, very fair defender who gave the best of himself. Always friendly, on and off the field, always working for the team…THANK YOU RAMI AND GOOD LUCK !