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USG Fail In Last-Ditch Bid To Sign Foster Ahead Of R17m Deal

Jupiler Pro title-chasing side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise failed in a last-ditch attempt to sign Bafana Bafana striker Lyle Foster who has now secured a move to Westerlo.

Union, the affiliate club of Brighton and Hove Albion are currently on course to win the Jupiler Pro League and identified Foster as a potential signing to bolster their attacking options for the 2022/23 campaign.

iDiski Times has been reliably informed that they placed a bid to Vitória de Guimarães for the 21-year-old who enjoyed a breakout season in the Proximus League as he starred towards their title triumph and promotion to the top flight.

However, Westerlo had already agreed on a €1-million (R17-million) deal with a 15% sell-on clause for future sales, should he make another move from the newly-promoted side that has offered assurances of regular first-team football after stints at AS Monaco, Vitória and Cercle Brugge on loan over the past 24 months.

At Union, he would have likely faced fierce competition, with the club looking to add further firepower to the squad that look poised to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.

The former Orlando Pirates talent scored five goals and registered five assists in 26 appearances for the Westerlo last season during the season-long loan from Vitória

Story: Lorenz Köhler.

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Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.