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GENT SET TO CUT LOOSE OLAYINKA, TROOST -EKONG HEADING FOR ANOTHER LOAN SPELL

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Dethroned champions of Belgium Jupiler league Gent are reportedly set to cut loose injury ravaged Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka while his compatriot William Troost Ekong is set for another loan spell away from the club.

Olayinka’s transfer was a record sale in the history of Albania football as he was reportedly bought for almost a million Euros by Gent after scoring 16 goals in his last two seasons with Skenderbeu Korce.

However 20 year old Olayinka has not kicked a ball in anger for Gent in a competitive game since joining them six months ago, no thanks to an injury picked up during their winter camping prior to the resumption of the second round of games in Belgium.

Meanwhile Troost- Ekong signed on a free transfer in the summer from Groningen after a loan spell with Dordrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie was immediately loaned out upon his signing to FK Haugesund of Norway where his fine performances have lead to insinuations that he could be recalled but it appears not to be the case.

Gent have reportedly set the wheel in motion to extend Troost-Ekong’s loan spell at FK Haugesund where the 22 year old has risen to the rank of captain of the team in less than a year due to his impressive performances.

However according to Het Nieuwsblad the duo are part of the trimming coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck plans to carry out this summer to create space in the team for some players he plans to bring in.

*Daniel Martins