Jacques Lichtenstein says the promising midfielder will not be forced into a move but admits he has outgrown Anderlecht


Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are among a host of clubs who could be a transfer option for Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet, according to his agent.

The 20-year-old has impressed for the Belgian champions since arriving from Genk, helping them to three league titles and three Belgian Super Cups since his move in 2010.

And after making his international debut against Iceland, Jacques Lichtenstein has admitted his client would be suitable for a number of clubs – including the Gunners, whom he has faced already in the Champions League this season.

“Dennis will not go just anywhere,” he told Sport. “Clubs like Valencia, Liverpool, Arsenal or Atletico Madrid are eligible, not Dinamo Kiev (who have been linked with the midfielder).

“He is not so far from the level of a club like Arsenal, where they can give him a year adjustment period.”

Despite listing clubs who would be suitable, Lichtenstein was quick to deny that the youngster is eyeing up a move.

And though he questioned what else he could learn at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, he revealed he would not force a transfer on the player.

“What more can he gain by spending one more campaign at Anderlecht after contributing to three back-to-back titles?

“But I will never push a player in the direction of a transfer. You make a career of 20 years with the vision for the long term.”