Who is Leandro Trossard? Well, perhaps he could be the man who helps Southampton avoid relegation for the second season in a row.
The Saints’ lack of goals and cutting edge has been very well documented over the last 12 months or so, emphasised by a toothless goalless draw away to South Coast rivals Bournemouth on Saturday which left Mark Hughes’ side 16th in the table, having scored just six times in nine games.
The 23-year-old is one of the most in-form players in the Belgian top flight right now and has scored 15 goals already this season, including seven in his last five games in all competitions.
Trossard was even rewarded with call-ups to the last two senior Belgium squads, though national team manager Roberto Martinez is yet to hand the 5ft 8ins forward his debut.
A left winger by trade, Trossard could perhaps fill the gap left by Dusan Tadic since the Serbian star’s summer move to Ajax. And it seems that he is starting to outgrow the relatively small pond of Belgian domestic football so a January move could come at the perfect time.
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