Sitting top of the Jupiler Pro League with 35 points from their first 15 games, KRC Genk are becoming a bit of an attraction in Belgium these days.
Mixing experience with a lot of youth, the Belgian side also have a +24 goal difference, and clubs from around Europe, like Arsenal, are sending scouts to keep an eye on the best performers.
Among those happens to be a certain Sander Berge, who, as recently as August of this year, was of ‘concrete interest’ to the Gunners, according to Dagbladet in Norway.
La Capitale, relayed by Voetbalnieuws, claim the Gunners’ presence at the game against Mouscron ‘wasn’t a surprise’ due to their previous interest in the defensive midfielder.
However, having signed both Lucas Torreira and Mattéo Guendouzi in the summer, it seems unlikely he would have been their prime target for this trip.
What makes more sense, following the bad injury suffered by Danny Welbeck, would be them keeping an eye on left winger Leandro Trossard, who has been setting the league alight this season, scoring 15 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions, earning himself a couple of call-ups to the national squad along the way.
However, the 23-year-old could prove expensive, as his manager recently revealed €25m in January wouldn’t be enough to convince Genk to part ways with their star.
We’ll see if this becomes a regular thing over the coming weeks, or if Arsenal were just there for the sake of it.