The news that AA Gent is looking for a buyer and is officially for sale has already caused quite a stir on social media. And now Mathias De Clercq, mayor of Ghent, has also been involved in the debate.
“It comes as no surprise that KAA Gent is for sale,” he writes on social media. “But it does affect me as mayor and buffalo. For us as a city, it is very important that the strong local anchoring and the social aspect of the club, including the KAA Gent Foundation, is not lost.”
“That is why we ask the club to remain closely involved in the further plans,” continues De Clercq. “We want absolute guarantees that this local anchoring will be maintained when the club is sold or participating.”