Just under two years ago, France Football explained that Watford and AFC Bournemouth were interested in Mounir Chouiar.
The young winger was then playing for RC Lens in Ligue 2, and there were a lot of questions as to where he could end up to continue his career with both the Cherries and the Hornets ‘working assiduously’ to try and sign him.
In fact, Bournemouth even had a plan to send him to FC Zürich to get some first-team football should they land him.
However, none of this materialised into anything, and instead of packing his bags and crossing the Channel, Chouiar stayed in France and moved to FCO Dijon in Ligue 1 last summer.
He became a starter pretty much straight away and scored eight goals in all competitions over 28 appearances until the season was put on hold.
Well, Le Foot in France explained this week that Bournemouth and Watford are still keen, currently ‘following him’ alongside Crystal Palace.
They are joined by other clubs around Europe, like Eibar, Valladolid, Bordeaux and Marseille.
Originally paying €3.5m for the France U21 international, it’s stated his valuation is now closer to €10m, which could allow Dijon to make an easy and quick profit in the summer if clubs come knocking.
That last part remains to be seen, but it appears Bournemouth and Watford still like what they see, never really letting go from two years ago.