Arsenal have been linked with yet another player ahead of the January transfer window, this time Genk forward Leonardo Trossard.
Unai Emery has lost the services of Danny Welbeck for what could be the remainder of the season due to a suffering a long-term injury earlier in the month, which may lead to the Spaniard entering the transfer market to replace the 27-year-old.
Several players have been touted as potential replacements including Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez. Arsenal recall Reiss Nelson from Hoffenheim, but another option seems to be Trossard.
The 23-year-old forward has scored 11 goals in 19 games in all competitions so far this season and his agent, Josy Comhair, claims Arsenal are keen on a move for the young forward:
As reported by Sport Witness, Comhair said:
“I contacted representatives from Arsenal and Tottenham. At Spurs, nobody wanted to confirm that Trossard is an option, but Arsenal did. They told me Leandro has a very interesting profile for them and that they’ve been following him since August.
“They also added it was a good choice to stay at Genk for another year. They ended the phone call with ‘They are keeping a close eye on him’.”
Although Arsenal have reportedly been keeping tabs on Trossard since August, Genk manager Philippe Clement suggests only a huge sum will see him leave the Belgium club this January:
Speaking on Le Grand Debrief on DH.be, he said:
“I’m not afraid Trossard is leaving, it was not so easy to keep him last summer, but we talked.
“Normally no players leaves in January. 100 million is something else, but 25 million is not enough for Trossard to leave in January.”