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Senegal Star Leye Breaks Contract, Mulling Leaving Belgium after 10yrs

Reports indicate Mbaye Leye could leave Belgian football after ten years there.

The time is ticking for Mbaye Leye over securing a new employer which could see him leave Belgium, a place he’d called home for the last decade.

The nomadic striker terminated his contract with Belgium First Division A outfit AS Eupen whom he netted nine goals for to help them stay up the top tier following months of relegation flirtation.

Born in Birkelane, a town about 30km from Kaolack, former France international Claude Makalele doesn’t see the 35-year-old as a suitable fit again in his plans for the new season  as he goes about launching a total revamp by ensuring veterans players make way for a batch of youthful new signings.

The mutual decision to terminate the contract followed talks between the forward and the club including the gaffer.

News of his imminent departure was disclosed to the Senegalese before start of the new season, appearing to explain reason for Leye’s omission from Eupen’s official 2018 photo.

mbaye-leye2It will be dawn of a new era next season at Eupen and perhaps for the African, amid reports he could leave Belgian football finally after ten years there.

The former Standard Liege goal-getter first moved to Brussels with a switch to Zulte Wargem a free agent from French side AS Amiens where he found minutes hard to come by.

The dreadlocked attacker, despite his age, isn’t expected to be short of takers with a number of clubs linked with making a swoop for him.

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