Genk talisman Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye has opened the door for a move to Premier League newcomers Burnley while expressing his admiration for the work Vincent Kompany has done at Turf Moor.
And, with Premier League football now on its way back to this particular corner of Lancashire, one suspects that Vrancken will be expecting to hear the phone ring again, Kompany’s gruff tones on the other end of the line.
The twinkle-toed Tresor contributed eight goals and 24 assists during a staggering 2022/23 campaign. No one in Belgium can rival him when it comes to wracking havoc in the final third.
A midfielder of his guile, vision and game-changing quality would fit in nicely at Burnley too; Kompany turning a team renowned for their directness and their physical prowess under Sean Dyche into one capable of passing and probing almost any team into submission.
“I do think (my future) will be discussed in the coming months,” Tresor tells Het Laaste Nieuws. “Those conversations will have to show what is best for Genk and for myself.
“Let me put it this way; I am not saying that I am necessarily done in Belgium. I still have a lot to learn anyway, and I have to keep taking steps.”
90Min claim that Brighton, Brentford, Wolves and Nottingham Forest have sent scouts to watch the former Willem II talisman in recent months. Recently-relegated Leicester City too.
The mere presence of former Belgium captain Kompany could give Burnley an advantage over their growing array of rival suitors, however, with the likes of Anass Zaroury, Josh Cullen and Manuel Benson all thriving after swapping the Jupuler League for claret-and-blue.
“Okay, I have learned that (Kompany) appreciates my qualities,” Tresor adds. “That is, of course, just nice to hear. His Burnley play according to a certain philosophy that would make me feel good.
“For me, playing style has always been important in choosing a club.”