While he started his career in France with Valenciennes, Jean-Luc Dompé has spent the vast majority of it in Belgium, with clubs such as Standard Liège, KAA Gent and KAS Eupen.
However, it’s at Zulte Waregem that the 26-year-old has really managed to make a name for himself, signing for them in January 2020 and impressing last season.
The winger picked up six goals and six assists in 27 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League, and has started this season with two assists in four games, which has caught the eye of three English clubs, namely Newcastle United, Burnley and Middlesbrough.
However, only one have made a real move for the player, and that’s the Riverside club, who, according to RMC Sport, put forward a €2m offer to secure the services of the left-winger.
Zulte Waregem weren’t impressed, however, and sent the big back to Middlesbrough ‘immediately’.
That leaves the door open for the two Premier League sides, who have both ‘come forward for information, as Sean Dyche and Steve Bruce look for more attacking options in their ranks.
Burnley have recently tried for Lyon’s Maxwel Cornet, and Dompé would represent a slightly cheaper option, perhaps for the last few days of the transfer window if the Ivorian can’t be bought.
As for Newcastle, they could do with an extra body down the wings, so a cheap option to complement the likes of Ryan Fraser and Allan Saint-Maximin certainly wouldn’t go amiss.
Zulte are said to be ‘open to letting the player go’, but only at the right price.