This season, Patrik Hrosovsky has been one of the undisputed pillars of coach Wouter Vrancken's midfield. If you add up his minute, he has been on the pitch in 99% of the club’s matches. Over the years he has become a beacon of confidence and tranquillity, something which has earned him a sense of solidity inside and outside the club. Patrik and the club have now reached an agreement to extend his contract through 2025, with a one-year option for an extra season.

Striking: Hrošovský is only the second player aged 30 or older in the last ten seasons to be offered a contract in Genk. Danny Vucovic, then 32 years old, joined from Syndey FC on a free transfer in the 2017-2018 season. In the 2015-2016 season, Igor De Camargo made the switch from Standard at the age of 32. All other players who were over 30 years old have joined the club on loan. “That says two things to me. Firstly, that Genk is and remains the ideal training team within our country and beyond and forms the ideal springboard for young talents towards the top levels in Europe. And it also shows the enormous impact that Patrik has on our young core. He is a top professional. Within the dressing room and on the pitch, his experience makes him one of the driving forces of the team and a connecting figure between the club and our supporters,” says Head of Football, Dimitri de Condé.