Isaac Kiese Thelin joined Anderlecht initially on loan in January 2017 and on a permanent deal later that year for €1.7m.

That move ‘horrified’ fans of the Belgian club, report HLN, because the loan hadn’t been great. But Anderlecht manager Herman Van Holsbeeck said at then time: “I’m sure we’ll make a profit one day.”

Last summer, he was sent out on loan to Waasland-Beveren, where he scored 19 goals in the league and that’s seen him draw attention in the transfer window.

Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws claims the 26-year-old is attracting interest from Newcastle United and Lokomotiv Moscow and the two clubs have submitted a bid in the region of €5-€6m for the striker.

Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side are happy with the bids received and have accepted both the proposals for the Swedish international, because they want to offload the player in the summer transfer window.

Thelin was hopeful that his goalscoring abilities while on loan at Waasland-Beveren would have improved his chances of making his way at Anderlecht. Unfortunately for him, it turns out that he’s not included in his manager’s plans for the next season.

Despite Anderlecht accepting bids from both Newcastle and the Russian side, Lokomotiv Moscow are believed to be in pole position because of Champions League football.

The deal could be imminent as the player missed training on Wednesday.

Should Newcastle miss out, it doesn’t seem like one there will be many tears over.