PHOTO: Reported Spurs target Andy Najar nets against Arsenal

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The Anderlecht star nearly helped his side pull off a shock in the Champions League.

Anderlecht's Andy Najar burst onto the radars of English clubs last night, scoring his first European goal against Premier League representatives Arsenal in the Champions League. And for a long time, that goal looked like it may have earned the Belgian giants a shock win.

Najar has always been earmarked as a young player that could impress in Europe, having won the MLS Rookie of the Year at 17-years-old at DC United. However, the fact the now 21-year-old netted from a header is some surprise, with him being one of the smallest players on the pitch.

But it would have done no harm at all to the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal's rivals Tottenham, even if the Gunners did eventually turn the game around with two late goals.

Najar admitted recently that a period on trial at White Hart Lane earlier in his career was fantastic, and with the former DCU star impressing this season with 3 goals in 12 games for Anderlecht, the same amount he managed in the entirety of the previous campaign, it is no surprise to see the speedy wide player linked with a return to the Lilywhites.

 

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