Tough trivia question to start. Only one player has reached double figures for goals and assists in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League this season, who is it?
It isn’t Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea’s Eden, who tops the assists table through setting up 14 goals for teammates.
Neither is it Arsenal target Michy Batshuayi, who heads the scoring charts in the Belgian top flight with 18 goals.
Instead, the answer is Club Brugge winger Maxime Lestienne, who is almost certain to have played his last game in Belgium after helping his side finish runners-up behind Standard Liege.
Very much like Arjen Robben in his approach, the 21-year-old is at his most dangerous dribbling at players down the right flank, before dipping inside and shooting with his left foot.
CSKA Moscow and Schalke are among the clubs to have previously shown an interest in Lestienne, but it is the recent links with Aston Villa that are the most eye catching.
Villa have typically adopted a counter-attacking strategy under Paul Lambert, which is arguably why they have found some success against the Premier League’s top clubs, who are more willing to attack in greater numbers.
Lestienne could be an ideal option for Villa in that case, as his ability to run at defenders, score goals and provide key passes would be an especially big asset for a team preferring to play on the break.
Meanwhile, Villa lack some midfield creativity at present, which is showcased by the fact they have failed to score in a league-high eight home games this season, as they struggle to break down opposition that get numbers behind the ball.
Luckily, their final two games of the campaign are both on the road and they are priced at 14/1 to win at Manchester City next, while it is 5/1 that they beat Tottenham on the final day.
Lestienne would offer them more of a direct outlet, although he won’t come cheap. The speculation is that Club Brugge will demand as much as £12m for their star player.