Johan Boskamp urges Dennis Praet to avoid signing for Newcastle or Sunderland

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Johan Boskamp has been discussing the future of Anderlecht playmaker Dennis Praet.

Former Stoke City manager John Boskamp has told Belgian newspaper Het Belang Van Limburg, as quoted by Voetbal Nieuws, that Anderlecht playmaker Dennis Praet must avoid a move to Newcastle United or Sunderland.

Praet, 21, joined Anderlecht from Belgian rivals Genk back in 2010, and has now become one of the hottest properties in the Belgian Pro League.

The attacking midfielder has hit 23 goals in 161 games for Anderlecht, whilst he has also earned one cap for the Belgian national team as he bids to play at Euro 2016 this summer.

Ultimately, Anderlecht should be bracing themselves for Praet's departure. In recent years, the Belgian giants have lost Romelu Lukaku, Cheikhou Kouyate, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic to Premier League clubs, and Praet may yet follow suit.

Reports from The Mirror recently suggested that Liverpool could move for Praet in the summer, and it's likely that other Premier League clubs are looking at him too.

Now though, Praet has received advice from former Anderlecht and Stoke City manager Johan Boskamp about his future, if he does leave for the Premier League at the end of the season.

Boskamp has told Belgian newspaper Het Belang Van Limburg, as quoted by Voetbal Nieuws, that if Praet moves to England he must join one of the strongest clubs in the division who play great football, rather than signing for a club like Sunderland or even Newcastle, who the aforementioned Mbemba and Mitrovic joined last summer.

"It's important for him to now find the right club to join," said Boskamp when talking about Praet. "If he chooses the Premier League, he must sign for a team with great footballing ability, and not for teams like Sunderland or Newcastle," he added.

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