When we bought Gana I mentioned his stats, I also mentioned if he continued providing these stats, he could turn out to be the signing of the season. Yes, comparisons were made with Kante and I thought I had got it right considering Kante was by far the better of the two. I'm happy to say, "I got the comparisons wrong". It doesn't matter what I thought about Gana's possible progress, it only matters that our hopes for him were well placed. They were well placed by a considerable distance, and long may it continue. Koeman’s already hinting to the board he's not for sale by saying he's a great player and that we hope that we can keep him for a long time. There's no doubt about it, this player Gana has been allowed to slip through the net by Europe's top sides, with the exception of course, of Europe's top side.
Moshiri and Kenwright telling him he can keep hold of the top players that we sign, is very likely why Koeman left Southampton and came here. It's possible Gana will be the first true test of that commitment. Gana’s the sort of player who kick-starts football dynasties. I think Koeman will be with us for the long haul, barring Barcelona calling.