Leandro Trossard fired KRC Genk to the Jupiler League title last season – could he now fire Brighton and Hove Albion up the Premier League table?

Brighton and Hove Albion have failed in a bid to sign Genk talisman Leandro Trossard, according to Het Laaste Nieuws.

The Seagulls have a history when it comes to snapping up some of the biggest talents in Belgian football, signing Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge following promotion to the Premier League in 2017.

And Trossard is the latest Jupiler League star on their radar after a staggering 2018/19 campaign.

The winger scored 22 goals in all competitions as he captained Genk to the title, while earning a first ever call up for the Belgian national team.

And HLN reports that Brighton are hoping to make him the first signing of the new Graham Potter era. The Seagulls have seen an initial bid knocked back but they are expected to make a new offer in the coming days with Genk demanding £18million for their star man.

The Sunday Express (5 May, page 7) claimed last month that Everton were confident of sealing Trossard’s signature with Arsenal also taking an interest in a player who would add plenty of goals in wide areas.

But it seems that Brighton have made the first move.

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