Scientists from the University of Leuven investigated which determined the best summer transfer in the Jupiler Pro League based on match data.
KU Leuven uses two systems to calculate scores. The VAEP system uses all possible actions, whether offensive or defensive. XT primarily considers players passing and dribbling. Thus VAEP provides a wider picture of the player.
If all values are added and divided by playing minutes, you can indicate a specific quality for each player. Only players who have had more than 450 minutes played, equivalent to five matches, were eligible for this study.
Based on the VAEP system, Maxime D’Arpino who came from Orléan Loiret to KV Oostende had the best transition, closely followed by Gilles Dewaele who replaced Westerlo with KV Kortrijk. Bogdan Mikhailchenko from Anderlecht came third. Jean Boutez (Antwerp) and Joseph Eford (Wasland-Beveren) completed the top five in the standings.
If the choice is made according to the XT system, then Mamadou Koné van Eupen is the best. Here, too, Gail Dewell (KV Kortrijk) takes second place. Adriano van Eupen ranks third, and Jules Van Cleemput, who moved from KV Mechelen to Charleroi, comes fourth. Joseph Eifford (Waasland-Beveren) is also number five here.