Report: Southampton target prolific Genk winger Leandro Trossard

Mark Hughes, Manager of Southampton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Leandro Trossard could reportedly get a move to the Premier League with Southampton after recently earning his first Belgium call up.

Leandro Trossard forward of Genk scores and celebrates during the UEFA Europa League match between Sarpsborg 08 FF and KRC Genk in Sarpsborg, Norway , 04

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.

 

And, according to Calciomercato, this lack of creativity has seen Southampton turn their attentions to the highly-rated Genk winger Trossard.

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.

Hans Vanaken, Birger Verstraete, Leandro Trossard and Timothy Castagne during a Belgium training session at the Belgian National Football Center on September 4, 2018 in Tubize, Belgium.

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.

Genk's Leandro Trossard chaces the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match Sarpsborg v RC Genk in Sarpsborg, Norway on October 4, 2018. (Photo by Fredrik HAGEN

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