Enjoying a very decent season with KRC Genk, Timothy Castagne has started to attract a bit of interest from clubs around Europe, and helping his side into the last 16 of the Europa League will have helped his prospects of a summer transfer.
With a deal ending in 2018, the end of the season could see the 21-year-old right-back try his luck elsewhere, and his preferred destination appears to be the Premier League, more precisely Arsenal.
The defender was speaking to Erik Libois on Vivacité, relayed by RTBF on Friday, and was asked what his dream club was.
He said: “When I was younger, I supported Anderlecht. These days, however, I’m absolutely crazy about Arsenal, for their will to play young players and always attacking”.
Being a right-back, you could forgive him if he didn’t have many Arsenal idols, maybe citing Lee Dixon or Lauren as inspirations, yet he does, and it’s a surprising one for a defender.
He explained: “It’s Thierry Henry. I nearly met him once. I saw him at Tubize, but I was training with the Belgium U21s, and it’s hard to leave the session… When I went to see him, he’d already gone.”
An extra motivation to make it to the Belgium squad, perhaps?
Or, and this is perhaps a long shot, maybe he’ll get to be managed by the former France striker at Arsenal one day?