In a statement issued today, Tony Harris, the agent of Gent winger Samuel Kalu, vehemently denied recent reports suggesting a potential £10 million transfer to AS Monaco. The speculation, initially circulated by a Belgian website, Het Nieuwsblad, was promptly dismissed by Harris as ‘fake news.’ Furthermore, the agent addressed similar rumors surrounding Nigerian player Hillary Gong, who is rumored to be drawing interest from clubs in Holland and Belgium.
“Nowadays there is an urgency to be the first to come out with news, and many football websites take over,” Harris remarked in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad. He categorically labeled the alleged £10 million bid from Monaco for Kalu, as well as Anderlecht’s reported interest in Hillary Gong, as false information.
Despite the swirling transfer rumors, Kalu has remained focused on his performance with Gent, boasting six goals and seven assists in 34 games this season. His noteworthy contributions are set to continue as Gent prepares to face Charleroi in a crucial Belgian Pro League play-offs 1 clash this Friday.
The agent’s strong denial serves as a reminder of the challenges posed by the rapid dissemination of information in the digital age and underscores the importance of verifying sources before accepting reports as factual. As the summer transfer window approaches, such clarifications become increasingly significant in maintaining the integrity of football journalism