Arsenal fans will know the name well – he played a full 90 minutes for Anderlecht as the Gunners capitulated a three-goal lead against the Belgian side in the Champions League earlier this month.
Arsene Wenger is a known fan too, having had the attacking midfielder on trial at the Emirates when he was just 16.
Praet’s now amassed over 100 appearances for the Pro League champions and also picked up his first senior cap for the Red Devils – resultantly, agent Jacques Lichtenstein is targeting a move to a bigger club.
“What more can he gain by spending one more campaign at Anderlecht after contributing to three back-to-back titles?” said Lichtenstein.
“But I will never push a player in the direction of a transfer. You make a career of twenty years with the vision for the long term.
“Dennis will not go just anywhere. Clubs like Valencia, Liverpool, Arsenal or Atletico Madrid are eligible, not Dinamo Kiev. He is not so far from the level of a club like Arsenal, where they can give him a year adjustment period.”
Whether the Premier League sides reciprocate Praet’s apparent interest remains to be seen.