Genk captain Leandro Trossard is on the move this summer. And he is reportedly open to joining Brighton and Hove Albion.
According to Belgian news outlet Het Nieuws Blad, Brighton are still holding talks with Genk over the signing of Trossard. But they face competition.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Belgium international this summer. According to The Daily Star, Arsenal have been locked in a battle with Wolfsburg and Everton for Trossard.
But Brighton could swoop in. The Seagulls have been making contact with Genk over this move. And they have been encouraged as Trossard is reportedly open to the move.
Brighton only narrowly avoided relegation last season. That led to Chris Hughton’s sacking and Graham Potter has since been brought in.
He is eager to bolster his squad to ensure Brighton avoid another relegation battle. And Trossard is a key target for the south coast club as they aim to act quickly and beat Arsenal in this race.
If Arsenal seriously want Trossard, they must act quickly. If they leave it too long, the 24-year-old will move to Brighton instead.
There is a clear reason why Trossard is a man in demand this summer. After scoring 22 goals from the wing, he has shown his goalscoring prowess. And captaining at the age of 24 shows leadership skills beyond his years.
This would be a major coup for Brighton if they can pull it off. And if Arsenal allow Brighton to win this race, they will have to hope he does not shine at The AMEX to avoid embarrassment.