Marc Overmars tried to lure various talents to Amsterdam this summer and Nicolas Raskin was also on the list to come out for Ajax. The Eredivisionist tried to persuade the sixteen-year-old talent to move to the Netherlands, but the midfielder decided to exchange Anderlecht for AA Gent.
Raskin was under contract with Anderlecht, but the Belgian club gave the youngsters few opportunities. In June he had the choice between Anderlecht’s youth, the youth of Ajax, or the A-Core of AA Gent,”says Thierry Raskin in conversation with La Dernière Heure.
“Standard Liège also showed interest, but AA Gent was the best choice”, says Raskin Senior. AA Ghent paid approximately half a million euros to tie the top talent. Last weekend he made his debut,”This is a great reward for his hard work, but this is only the beginning. He still has a lot to prove”, concludes father.