Left footed striker Terem Moffi swapped Kortijk for Lorient last summer.
The deal netted Kortijk some €8 million in transfer revenue.
But there’s no escaping the fact they allowed a great talent leave Belgium.
According to multiple sources, Arsenal lead the way for the Nigerian striker. Moffi gave a timely reminder of his quality on Sunday, netting three goals against Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1.
Moffi gave glimpses of what he could do with Kortijk by contributing some goals.
His return of 14 goals and three assists in the French Ligue 1 are his stand-out traits. Comfortable on left flank, going down the line or coming inside, Moffi is a tireless threat.
The 21-year-old isn’t a show pony – his dribbles are purposeful, calculated and regularly yield chances for Lorient. Given his speed and acceleration, it’s no surprise he also ranks highly for fast breaks.
While this all sounds very encouraging for Arsenal supporters, the elephant in the room is this: do the Gunners need another attacker?
Much will hinge on the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Eddy Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette.
The Gunners have been linked with Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka and they are determined to get him. But Moffi is a multi dimensional player like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang upfront.
It’s an exciting prospect but it’s hard to shake the feeling Gunners have parts of the side which are in greater need of attention.