This week it was announced that Marc Overmars wants to bring Mark van Bommel’s son to Antwerp on behalf of Royal Antwerp FC.
Ruben van Bommel still plays for the successful MVV but will soon leave. Ruben van Bommel is a highly sought-after player and PSV is also interested in Mark van Bommel’s son. However, Overmars also likes the arrival of the attacker, despite the fact that the arrival of the talent has some snags for the player himself. After all, Belgian football is organized differently from Dutch football.
According to the Belgian medium Het Nieuwsblad, Antwerp FC is in any case seriously interested in the eighteen-year-old attacker. Many other clubs are currently also competing for his signature, namely FC Twente and AZ. Both clubs have already received a visit from the Van Bommel family. For example, Mark van Bommel, father-in-law Bert van Marwijk and his son Ruben went to Enschede and Alkmaar to get acquainted and to have conversations. Feyenoord and Vitesse also have the young attacker on their radar, in addition to the serious interest of PSV.
Nevertheless, it is expected in Belgium that Ruben van Bommel will opt for a Dutch club. “So if he does not immediately win the competition – it is said that he can certainly still make progress defensively – his development threatens to stagnate at Antwerp,” said Antwerp watcher Calcoen for the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. “The chance seems very small, but we don’t dare to rule it out completely,” said Belgian media about Ruben van Bommel.