Premier League clubs keeping tabs on Europe’s leading creator

Five Premier League clubs are among those interested in emerging Genk winger Mike Tresor, who is one of Europe’s leading assist makers so far this season, 90min understands.

With 18 assists to his name in 30 league appearances – plus seven goals of his own – the 23-year-old Belgian has enjoyed a sensational campaign and has helped Genk to to the top of the table. Only Rayan Philippe, playing in Luxembourg’s top flight has achieved more (20).

Championship leaders Burnley, who are firmly on course for the promotion back to the top flight after relegation in 2022, made an unsuccessful approach in January and remain keen.

However, a number existing Premier League sides have also been alerted to Tresor’s form and potential availability this summer. Leicester, Brentford, Brighton, Wolves and Nottingham Forest are among those who have watched him in recent months.

Tresor, who began his career with Anderlecht before spells in Holland with NEC and Willem II before joining Genk, has also attracted interest from clubs in Germany and Spain.

The player has been one of the stand-outs in the Belgian Pro League this season, but is yet to be called up to the national team after being overlooked by former boss Roberto Martinez and replacement coach Domenico Tedesco, previously of RB Leipzig.

Tresor even missed out this month when Jeremy Doku had to withdraw. But he has stated he wouldn’t want to be called up merely as an injury replacement.

“I don’t want a selection because others are injured,” Tresor told Het Belang van Limburg. “I just think I deserve a selection based on different criteria.”

Tresor admits that the fact he is at Genk may not not helped his international chances and quipped that if he had stayed with Anderlecht then he might have been picked by now.

“My feeling is that I am not yet a Red Devil, depends on the course I have traveled. If I had stayed with Anderlecht , I would certainly have had more opportunities,” he claimed. – ChatGPT autoblogging and content curation plugin for WordPress

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