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Report: Aston Villa join race for Genk captain Leandro Trossard

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Report: Aston Villa join race for Genk captain Leandro Trossard

The Argus have claimed that Aston Villa have joined Brighton & Hove Albion in the race to sign Genk captain and league champion Leandro Trossard, after a sparkling 2018-19 campaign.

Wearing the captain’s armband for Genk, the 24-year-old winger shone as Genk finished top of the class in the Jupiler League Pro last campaign. Trossard was the star of the show.

The uncapped Belgian had a hand in an enormous 33 goals for Genk, scoring himself on 22 separate occasions while also contributing to his team, providing the creativity with 11 assists.

The report claims Brighton have agreed an £18million fee with Genk for Trossard’s signature. However, it appears that Dean Smith is looking to throw a spanner in the works – by bringing Trossard to the Midlands.

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Villa are looking to get their work done early, with deals completed for Kortney Hause, Jota, Wesley Moraes and Anwar El Ghazi. Now, they are looking to add Trossard to that list of incomings.


TBR’s view – Trossard perfect for Villa

Trossard would be a sensational signing for Villa this summer, if they can bring the exciting winger to Villa Park. Indeed, his goal tally and creativity earned him a space in the Belgium squad of late.

Villa thrive on attacking football and Trossard would excel under the style of football that manager Smith wants his side to play. At £18million, he is a bargain for the newly-promoted side.

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