Vleminckx Finishes Season at Gençlerbirligi
After the winter stop Björn Vleminckx will no longer play for FC Bruges. The Belgium club will loan the 27-year-old, and former topscorer of the Dutch League, to Turkish Gençlerbirligi.
Björn Vleminckx travelled to Turkey himself to negotiate a possible transfer. The negotiations have now been positively concluded hence the 27-year-old striker will play half a year for Gençlerbirligi.
Capa and Nilis
Gençlerbirligi - a Turkish football club with Belgian influences. The Belgian-Turkish coach Fuat Capa is trainer of the squad, Luc Nillis is his assistant. After 17 match-days Gençlerbirligi ranks eleventh in the Süper Lig. The club also strengthened itself with Serbian midfielder Nemanja Tomic (24). He was taken over from Partizan Belgrado.
Vleminckx hopes to play more in Turkey because at FC Bruges he had fallen from grace with coach Garrido. At his employer he ranked third in hierarchy after Carlos Bacca and Mohamed Tchité. In 2011 the Belgians took Vleminckx for 3,3 million Euro from N.E.C Nijmegen where he was topscorer (23 goals) in the Eredivisie (Dutch Premier League).