Silvester van der Water has taken his transfer to the Major League Soccer. The attacker from Heracles Almelo leaves for Orlando City immediately. Technical director Tim Gilissen of Heracles is especially proud and tells about the ‘other rules’ in the United States.
“We can think of all that it was not his best year, but Silvester did do his part. He still wants to go to America and for us it‘s a good deal,” he starts talking to TC/Tubantia. There was some more to look at the transfer, Gilissen admits. “A transfer to America works differently than in clubs in the Netherlands and Europe. We can do business with each other ourselves, there everything goes through the MLS. In fact, you do business with them and apply different rules, which was new to us.”
Heracles left for a transfer last summer. At that time Orlando City was already in the market for Van der Water, who wanted nothing more than to leave for the United States. He even opted out of a game of the Almelans via WhatsApp. “You can’t let every player walk out the door. It‘s possible now, our situation has improved sportively,” says Gilissen. “You can also notice that Silvester is gone, he has played here for almost three years. It’s okay, we can live with it.”