AA Gent chief Michel Louwagie insists he did all he could to help Yassine El Ghanassy.
The winger made the move to West Bromwich Albion this summer on-loan.
"I had promised to Yassine to let him go. I could've refused to loan him and I did not. I helped him like a father. I hope for him and of course for us that he plays a good season," said Louwagie.