Report: Everton think they're going to sign Leandro Trossard ahead of Arsenal

Marco Silva of Everton (L) and Unai Emery of Arsenal (R) during the Premier League match between Arsenal v Everton at Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, England.

Everton are reportedly confident of signing Genk winger Leandro Trossard.

Leandro Trossard forward of Genk pictured  during the Jupiler Pro League match between Zulte Waregem and KRC Genk on March 17, 2019 in Waregem, Belgium, 17

According to The Sunday Express (05/05, Sport pullout, p7), Everton are confident they can beat Arsenal to the signature of Genk winger Leandro Trossard.

The Toffees were quiet in January as Marcel Brands prefers to do his business in the summer, and plans will be in place for big moves as a result.

Brands enjoyed a strong summer window last year, and a number of players are being linked with moves to Goodison Park as Farhad Moshiri continues to put his millions into the club.

 

Now, it's claimed that Everton think they're going to outbid Arsenal for Genk winger Trossard, believing that they can lure him to Merseyside this summer.

Trossard, 24, has come up through the Genk ranks, and now captains the club whilst playing a key role in their attack.

The Belgian has smashed 22 goals and 10 assists in 44 games this season, predominantly playing as a left winger where he can cut in on his right foot, or even as a number 10.

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

Trossard, valued at £25million is an exciting talent, and beating Arsenal to his signature would be a signal of intent for the Toffees, who are hoping to gatecrash the top six soon.

Yet with Bernard impressing down the left and Gylfi Sigurdsson thriving centrally, it's hard to see exactly where Trossard would fit in, unless he's shoehorned into the side on the right flank.

Marco Silva of Everton (L) and Unai Emery of Arsenal (R) during the Premier League match between Arsenal v Everton at Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, England.

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