Andy Najar isn’t ready to make a transfer move to Europe just yet, but he will be getting a taste of life overseas as he readies for a short loan move.
D.C. United is set to loan Najar to Belgian champions Anderlecht on a short-term loan that will run through the month of January, the club announced on Monday.
“This is another very good opportunity for Andy to gain valuable experience with a top European club,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We look forward to his return for the second half of our pre-season.”
Najar, 19, is coming off a strong third season as a pro, having established himself as a solid right back after changing positions during the 2012 season.
He joins an Anderlecht side that will be playing three matches in January. Two league matches and a Belgian Cup match.