June 08, 2011

Who are Steven Defour? Man Utd (£15m Transfer Target)

Steven Defour go to Racing Genk in 2002 when the team KV Mechelen bankruptcy is part of the mass exodus of young talent the club. Genk He is a substitute for the 2004-05 season, but the big breakthrough was the following season, when the 17-year-old has shown he is a playmaker in the midfield with the ability to pass. Defour Ajax wanted to leave soon after, but Genk reject the transfer. Breath after the negotiations, he finally signed a contract for the standard. 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was so impressed with Defour’s midfield dynamism for Standard and Belgium that he sent him a get-well message, following an injury nearly two years ago. Defour ended up in hospital after seriously damaging his foot and was amazed to open a letter containing words of encouragement from the United boss. After returning to full fitness, he admitted he knew United were ‘closely monitoring’ him and confided to friends he felt ready to test himself in the Barclays Premier League.

Personal information
Full name Steven Arnold Defour
Date of birth 15 April 1988 (age 23)
Place of birth Mechelen, Belgium
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Standard Liège
Number 8
Youth career

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Mechelen

2004–2006 Genk 30 (1)
2006– Standard Liège 124 (13)
National team
2006– Belgium 30 (1)