Club Brugge head coach Ivan Leko has confirmed that Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is still a few weeks away from returning to action.

The Dutch international suffered an ankle injury in October and has been out of action since.

During his press conference ahead of Club Brugge’s Europa League clash with Red Bull Salzburg, Leko stated that Danjuma Groeneveld’s return is taking longer than expected.

He said, “We originally hoped to have him fit again for the Europa League, but it all takes a bit longer than expected. In the best case, he will be available in a few weeks, at the end of February.”

Leko admitted that he would want the winger at his disposal due to his importance to the team, “In the first two months he was what Neymar is for PSG or Mohamed Salah for Liverpool. His goals and assists certainly helped us. On the other hand, his absence gives the opportunity to other players to show themselves. PSG also won without Neymar from Manchester United. Just like we did without Danjuma all those good results in the Champions League and against Standard and AA Gent. “

The injury means it is likely that Danjuma Groeneveld will miss Netherlands first two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Belarus and Germany at the end of March.

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