Anderlecht captain Sofiane Hanni is being linked with a move to Spartak Moscow, according to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. The 27-year-old, who won the league in Belgium last season, could be on his way to the champions of Russia.
Hanni scored four goals in 2017 for the Algerian national team and no player scored more; leading him to a nomination for the Algerian Ballon D’or award. The attacking midfielder has 7 goals and 6 assists in all competitions this season for Anderlecht.
One of those goals was in this season’s Champions League against Bayern Munich, showing the extent of his quality. Although Spartak Moscow have not formally made an offer, they are showing major interest in signing the player.
With a contract running until 2022, Hanni would cost a fair bit of money for Spartak, who are in this season’s Europa League. Hanni was absent from Anderlecht’s league match yesterday due to suspension, and they missed him as they struggled to a 2-2 draw.
Despite being a key figure at the club, Hanni is not on good terms with the Anderlecht supporters so he could well depart the club this January if the right offer is made. Spartak are currently 3rd in the table of the Russian league.