'Special, special player': Merson says £18m PL star Arsenal reportedly want 'could go play for Man United'
Paul Merson has just claimed that reported Arsenal target Leandro Trossard is so talented that he’s good enough to play for Manchester United.
Reports revealed yesterday that Arsenal not only want to sign Youri Tielemans this summer but also his Belgian international teammate Trossard, who is a fine player too.
The Seagulls star will enter the final year of his contract soon. There is a very good chance he’ll leave Brighton this summer, and Arsenal have been linked with a move to sign him.
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In his column on Sportskeeda, Merson named the five most underrated players in the Premier League last season and Trossard was ranked second. The pundit further claimed that the £18 million Belgian international is good enough to play for Manchester United and Tottenham as well.
Merson: Arsenal-linked Trossard could go play for Man United
The Arsenal icon wrote: “Leandro Trossard is such an intelligent footballer and a special, special player on his day. He isn’t always consistent, but he’s capable of playing in multiple positions across the frontline and moves the ball around well, I just don’t feel like he gets the accolades he deserves because he plays for Brighton.
I just like the way Trossard plays and have always felt that he’s a bit underrated. No disrespect to Brighton, but he can go higher and easily turn out for one of the top teams in the Premier League.
“He could go play for Manchester United or someone like that, but that won’t happen because he’s currently playing for Brighton. The fans will have a moan and question why a club of Manchester United’s stature should go in for a player like this.
“But, he ticks a lot of boxes, even for teams like Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.”
Trossard is an incredibly talented footballer, there’s no debate on that front.
He was absolutely brilliant for Genk in Belgium during his time there, and he has impressed on the ball whenever he has played for Brighton under Graham Potter as well.
However, his numbers since his move to England have not be great at all. In 104 games for the Seagulls, Trossard has scored just 18 goals and provided 11 assists, which doesn’t really justify his quality.
That may well be the reason why he hasn’t been seriously pursued by a big club yet, and it will be interesting to see if Arsenal or any other side will make a move for him in the next two months.
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