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Genk end goalkeeper search with Köteles

Published: Saturday 22 August 2009, 16.57CET
KRC Genk have added to their ranks with the signing of Hungarian goalkeeper László Köteles from Diósgyőri VTK on a one-year loan with an option to make the move permanent.
Genk end goalkeeper search with Köteles
Genk coach Hein Van Haezebrouck has signed a goalkeeper ©KRC Genk
 
Published: Saturday 22 August 2009, 16.57CET

Genk end goalkeeper search with Köteles

KRC Genk have added to their ranks with the signing of Hungarian goalkeeper László Köteles from Diósgyőri VTK on a one-year loan with an option to make the move permanent.

KRC Genk have added to their ranks with the signing of Hungarian goalkeeper László Köteles from Diósgyőri VTK.

Bailly replacement
The 24-year-old has joined on an initial one-year loan with an option to make the move permanent. Genk goalkeeping coach Guy Martens described the new recruit as similar to Logan Bailly, who left for VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in December last year. "He is very explosive, a good coach for the defence and dares to play out of his goal," he said. "We have been looking for a keeper since last Christmas. Now our young keepers can develop for a few more years."

Hungarian contingent
Köteles, who will become the third Hungarian at the club after Dániel Tőzsér and Balazs Toth, saw his new team lose 2-1 in the UEFA Europe League play-offs first leg against LOSC Lille Métropole at the Cristal Arena on Thursday. "I was especially impressed by the fans during the match against Lille," he said. "In Hungary everyone knows Genk, they are often compared with Dortmund – a very big side."

Last updated: 22/08/09 17.14CET

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