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Rio Ferdinand says Newcastle target Leandro Trossard has been unreal

Jordan Harris

Rio Ferdinand has told his YouTube channel that he cannot believe big clubs are not queueing up to sign Newcastle United target Leandro Trossard, insisting that some aspects of his game are unreal.

Trossard has been one of the stars of the season in the Premier League so far. The Belgian has scored seven goals for Brighton, including one in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Chelsea.

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He is already just one goal away from matching his best ever tally in England’s top-flight. And with that, there is interest in the forward building.

Newcastle target Leandro Trossard has been unreal

In fact, reports from The Northern Echo on Monday claimed that Newcastle are preparing a bid for the 27-year-old in January. It was suggested that he is valued at around £30 million.

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Ferdinand would certainly back Trossard to be a good signing for the Magpies. He was reflecting on his performance against Chelsea and his old boss Graham Potter at the weekend. And he insisted that he has gone to another level this season.

“This guy is doing major bits right now. If Potter doesn’t go back and try and sign him, I’ll be amazed,” he told his YouTube channel.

“The best part of his game is creating, not scoring. He’s just scored a few goals lately. That’s not his game. I think the creative and the approach play in his game is unreal. The only thing I was asking for before was a bit more end product and he’s doing that now.

“I can’t believe other big clubs [aren’t trying to sign him].”

Trossard has previously spoken of his desire to take that next step in his career – provided that he gets the opportunity to play.

In fairness, Brighton have been brilliant this season. However, Newcastle have got themselves into a position where they would represent a step forward for the Belgian.

Eddie Howe’s men currently sit inside the top-four in the Premier League. And they have been on an amazing run of late.

With the owners they now have, the Magpies’ current position is a sign of what is to come from them. There are going to be bumps in the road. But their days of fighting relegation are surely long behind them now.

So if Newcastle do come calling in January, perhaps Trossard will feel that he has plenty to ponder.

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