Mexican international Omar Govea will not be leaving the country of Belgium anytime soon. The 22-year-old was presented Thursday with his new club, Royal Antwerp, who currently sit fourth overall in the Jupiler Pro League standings.
This new journey for Govea serves beneficiary as Royal Antwerp will be fighting for a spot in European competitions next season, whereas his last club in the league, Royal Excel Mouscron, battled relegation all last year.
Previously, it was rumored that FC Porto, the owner of Govea’s card, would renew his loan with Mouscron. Nevertheless, Antwerp swooped in and secured the San Luis Potosí-native’s rights on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy.
Very excited to this new challenge with Royal Antwerp F.C.— Omar Govea (@96govea) August 16, 2018
I'm totally committed to give my all to my team mates ,supporters and the club to achieve the goals that we have for this year@official_rafc pic.twitter.com/dybmwDLqNN
Govea was a regular starter at Mouscron, tallying over 2,400 minutes while making 28 league appearances and starting 27 of them. The former San Luis and Club América youth product also scored four goals, started in all five Europe League play-off games and even captained Mouscron on several occasions.
Unfortunately, Govea butted heads with Mouscron coach Frank Defays, who was appointed to the position mid-season in February, and was separated from the first team near the end of the year for his “bad attitude”.
Govea could make his first appearance for his new team Sunday, August 19 when Royal Antwerp battle co-leaders Club Brugge in league play.
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