Club Brugge announced today that Ivan Trichkovski will spend the upcoming season on loan to fellow Belgian top division side Waasland-Beveren.
As expected, with Ivan Trichkovski transfer listed by Club Brugge following a disappointing 2012-13 campaign, the 26-year-old will have a new team in time for the start of next season. Waasland-Beveren, a club that finished in 13th place out of 16 teams in Belgian’s top division last season, has decided to acquire the Macedonian attacker on loan. The club was looking for wingers and moved to bring in Ivan once he became expandable at Club Brugge. Waasland-Beveren has had a busy offseason, bringing in many new players in hopes of improving upon last year under manager Glen De Boeck.
There was interest from Cypriot clubs to bring Trichkovski back to the country following his successful stint with APOEL, but Ivan’s wages proved to be a stumbling block. In the end, Waasland-Beveren decided to take on Trichkovski’s salary and will look for the player to reclaim his form that made him a hot commodity last summer when he completed his transfer from APOEL to Club Brugge.
Ivan should be motivated to have a bounce back season to prove his doubters wrong. At Waasland-Beveren, he will be joined by fellow Balkan players Miloš Marić, Dalibor Veselinović and Mijuško Bojović, which his new club hopes will ease the transition. Marić, in particular, is good friends with Boban Grncharov who formerly played with Trichkovski at APOEL and currently play together for the Macedonian national team. Comfort plays a big role in settling in with a new club and Waasland-Beveren is banking on Trichkovski to turn things around in a new surrounding.