The performances of Groningen’s Mimoun Mahi are being tracked closely by a couple of Premier League clubs, with Lions de l’Atlas claiming both Swansea and Tottenham made ‘concrete offers’ to the Dutch side for Mahi during the January transfer window.
Shifted from left wing to supporting striker, Mimoun Mahi has taken to his new role rather nicely at FC Groningen, scoring six goals in his last nine appearances for the club.
Still able to switch allegiances internationally having only played for Holland’s U21s as of yet, the forward’s progress is also being followed closely by Morocco’s FA, with Hervé Renard keen to find a good striker for the national team.
Paul Clement brought in a handful of players for the Swans over January, notably forwards Luciano Narsingh and Jordan Ayew on permanent deals, with the latter brought in late, and who could be seen as possessing similar qualities to what Mahi has to offer.
As for Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs, there were no arrivals in January, with Tom Carroll leaving White Hart Lane for Swansea the only piece of business conducted by Daniel Levy.
Whether Spurs were actually interested in Mahi remains to be seen, but with Vincent Janssen currently blocked by an in-form Harry Kane and getting very little time on the pitch, a new striker doesn’t seem to be a priority.
The same applies for their left-wing, as shown by the rare usage of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, mostly down to Heung-min Son and Pochettino’s occasional use of a three at the back formation, using Danny Rose and Kyle Walker for width.
Mimoun Mahi has scored nine goals and picked up one assist in 22 games for Groningen this season.