Vincent Kompany is hoping that the plans to merge the Dutch and Belgian leagues happen as soon as possible.

The idea of a joint league between the two nations has been rumoured for years but recently there has been a lot of support for the plans. Some of the major clubs from Belgium and the Netherlands got together to commission a report from the Deloitte agency, looking at how the league would work.

Speaking to La Tribune, Anderlecht head coach Vincent Kompany came out in support of the plans.

He said, “I am all for it. It’s a matter of survival. The sooner the better. The major European clubs have plans to isolate themselves and establish their own leagues. As a result, the financial strength of these clubs may double or triple, while we are left with very little resources to make progress. That is why we have to open the borders and become stronger together.

“Here is a lot of talent in our country. I think we can keep the best players here longer if we can offer them a better competition.”

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