Report: £18m Genk star Leanrdo Trossard keen on Brighton move

Swansea City manager Graham Potter in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Preston North End at the Liberty Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Graham Potter's Brighton and Hove Albion have already failed with a bid to bring Jupiler League winner Trossard to the Premier League.

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

Leandro Trossard is ‘certainly open’ to joining Brighton and Hove Albion this summer despite Het Nieuwsblad reporting that he has a number of attractive offers from clubs elsewhere in Europe.

The Belgian winger is a man in demand right now and with good reason. He scored 22 goals from out wide last season, captaining Genk to the Jupiler League title.

And reports in his homeland suggest that Brighton have made Trossard a priority target as they look to enhance Graham Potter’s squad. An initial bid has already been made for the 24-year-old, who could cost a club record £18 million.

 

Now, Brighton are far from the only club who have shown an interest in Trossard. Het Nieuwsblad claims that Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach are keen to lure him to the Bundesliga while Arsenal even spoke to his representatives last season.

Crucially, however, the report adds that Trossard is open to the idea of moving to England’s south coast as he looks to make his mark in a bigger league.

And Brighton could certainly do with a player like Trossard.

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...

Jose Izquierdo will be out until later in the year with another injury while Alireza Jahanbahksh and Anthony Knockaert do not appear to have the consistency to influence games in the Premier League on a regular basis.

Trossard, then, would add some star quality to an attack which has been worryingly over-reliant on a 35-year-old Glenn Murray.

Leandro Trossard forward of Genk battles for the ball with Kara Serigne Modou Mbodj defender of Anderlecht during the Jupiler Pro League match between KRC Genk and RSC Anderlecht on March...

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