Report: Brighton make bid for £18m Genk star Leanrdo Trossard

Manager of Swansea City Graham Potter speaks during the Swansea City Press conference at The Fairwood Training Ground on February 21, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

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?

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

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.

Leandro Trossard forward of Genk celebrating winning the title of the Jupiler Pro League after the Play-Offs 1 Jupiler Pro League match between KRC Genk and Standard Liege on May 19, 2019...

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.

Leandro Trossard forward of Genk scores a goal  during the UEFA Europa League Play-Offs 1st Leg match between KRC Genk and Brondby IF on August 23, 2018 in Genk, Belgium, 23

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