Anderlecht have confirmed the signing of Heerenveen midfielder Michel Vlap.

The Belgian side have been following Vlap for months but had three bids turned down for the midfielder. Finally, Anderlecht decided to pay Heerenveen the €8 million they wanted.

Vlap told the Heerenveen website, “I had wanted to play football at SC Heerenveen all my life, but with Anderlecht a challenge has come my way and I want to take on it with all my energy,”

Vlap has signed a five-year deal with Anderlecht. The 22-year-old made 65 appearances for Heerenveen, scoring 21 times.

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