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The lowdown on young gun Jordy Bos, who’s move to Europe is a record-breaking transfer deal

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Jordy Bos, record-breaking transfer

History has been made in Australian football, involving a name that’s so far only known in football circles. But just wait.

Socceroos young gun and Melbourne City defender Jordy Bos is joining Belgium’s KVC Westerlo in a record-breaking deal worth nearly $2 million AUD.

It’s been confirmed that it breaks the record for the sale of an A-League player, smashing the $1.4 million dollar price tag Manchester City paid for Aaron Mooy back in 2016.

“We are incredibly proud of our track record in developing young Australian talent, and we are committed to continuing to strengthen the pathway that we provide for the next generation of stars to reach their full potential,” Melbourne City CEO Brad Rowse said in a statement.

“The transfer fee for Jordan is a record for any Australian club and is a testament to his talent and to the strength of our academy program.

Who is Jordy Bos?

Since his debut in the 2020/21 season, Bos has quickly made a name for himself at club level. He’s already contributed to two A-League Mens Premierships.

Bos is born and bred in the south-west Melbourne suburb of Point Cook. He signed a three-year deal with Melbourne City in September 2021, his first professional contract.

Jordy Bos made 39 A-League Men’s appearances and earned a Socceroos debut when Ecuador toured down under in March.

Jordy Bos made his Socceroos debut in March 2023.
Jordy Bos made his Socceroos debut in March 2023.

Arnie compares Jordy Bos to a Socceroos legend

At a national level, he has represented Australia’s youth team, and recently made his debut for the Socceroos in the March friendly against Ecuador — with coach Graham Arnold comparing him to Socceroos legend Scott Chipperfield.

“He’s a left full back who can get high, get forward and get some good crosses in the box,” Arnold said earlier this year.

“He’s physically a good specimen for what we need. I don’t think I’ve seen one like this one since Scott Chipperfield. I hate to put a name on it, but he’s a very, very similar player to Scotty.”

Jordy Bos joins KVC Westerlo in Belgium

The Aussie young gun’s record sale is Belgium’s gain; playing for KVC Westerlo in the Belgian Pro League. That’s the top division of football in Belgium.

The club finished seventh in the Belgian Pro League in the 2022-23 season and is contesting play-offs.

Socceroos great Robbie Slater has thrown his support behind Bos’ decision to head to Belgium at this stage of his career.

“The Belgian league is a great league for Jordan to prove himself,” Slater said.

Jordy Bos thanks Melbourne City fans.
Jordy Bos thanks Melbourne City fans.

“It’s a good chance for him to take the first step in his dream of playing regular football in Europe.”

The Belgian Pro League is where Kevin De Bruyne first cut his teeth, while other huge names like Divock Origi can credit their success — in part — to the league’s youth programmes. If their success is anything to go off, this is just the start of a fruitful European career for Jordy Bos.

How can I watch Jordy Bos in the Belgian Pro League?

Australians can watch the Belgian Pro League — officially known as the Juplier Pro League — on DAZN. Prices start from $7.99 per month, you can sign up here.

A Melbourne City heavy-hitter raves about Jordy Bos’ natural ability

Melbourne City FC Director of Football Michael Petrillo has backed Bos, praising his natural ability.

“We are incredibly proud of Jordan and his achievements at the Club,” Petrillo in a statement.

“His development as a player and as a person is testament to the quality of our academy program and we are excited to see him take on his next challenge.

And to add more context, he was paid a huge compliment on the A-League podcast recently.

“It’s great discussing all the young talent in Australia right now with Nestory Irankunda, Garang Kuol and so many others,” journo Daniel Garb said.

That’s not nothing, considering how littered with talent our domestic league is right now.

“I think he will be the best of the lot.

“We’re enjoying the comparisons (between young players) because there are so many, and we’re not trying to play one off against another; with his his stature, his physique and his mentality, he’ll be able to go to a level maybe none of the others are able to reach, of this group… I think he’s a phenomenal talent.”

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