Praet is the latest in a long line of highly rated Belgian prospects, having already made over 100 appearances for Anderlecht by the age of 20.
A Red Devils youth international, the attacking midfielder has appeared at every age group for his country - up to Under-21 - and he is on the cusp of receiving his first call-up to the senior side in the coming months. Having broken onto the scene in the 2011/12 season, Praet became a first-team starter by the start of the following term, and it was reported that a host of Europe’s leading clubs were in the market for the youngster, with Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool keen on securing his services.
Having once again impressed in the Champions League this season for Paars-wit - scoring one goal and registering one assist in four games - the youngster has further been courted by a number of clubs, and Belgian media outlet HLN is reporting that Anderlecht have placed a valuation of €10 million on Praet’s head, with Juventus, Napoli and Valencia also said to be interested.
He has a contract at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium until 2017, and the Belgian club will surely be looking at cashing in on his talents in the next year or so, before they lose their prize asset for nothing.
Anderlecht will be hoping that Praet receives his first call-up to Marc Wilmots’ Belgium squad on Thursday, with his value likely to skyrocket with international recognition to his name.