Melbourne City prodigy Jordan Bos was urged to put minutes before money in making the decision to start his European club career in the Belgian Pro League.
As reported on Monday by News Corp Australia, Bos will leave City at the end of the A-League club’s finals campaign to join KVC Westerlo for a transfer fee worth close to $2 million.
It’s a record fee for the transfer of an A-League player, surpassing the $1.4 million Manchester City paid Melbourne City for Aaron Mooy in 2006.
Other offers from bigger clubs were put forward to the 20-year-old left-back and his representatives, but Bos feels Westerlo will provide the ideal launching pad for what he hopes will be a lengthy career in Europe.
“Don’t look at the pay cheque, just look at your availability and how you’ll fit into that…