Genk manager Philippe Clement has told Arsenal they’ll have to pay more than €25m to sign Leandro Trossard in January and the Guardian believe we are interested in him.
According to reports, Arsenal are interested in bringing Genk winger Trossard to the Emirates Stadium in January. The left-winger is having a fantastic season, with 15 goals and four assists in just 18 appearances, including two goals in two games in Genk’s Europa League campaign so far.
However, his manager insists that he’s not worried about his star goalscorer departing the club in the winter window, adding that clubs would have to pay over the odds to sign Trossard in January.
“I’m not afraid Trossard is leaving,” Clement said. “It was not so easy to keep him last summer, but we talked. Normally no players leave in January. €100m is something else, €25m is not enough for Trossard to leave in January.”
Trossard would make a very good addition to Unai Emery’s squad if he could adapt to English football quickly. He’s a more natural fit for the left-hand side than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, so he could fill that spot whilst Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette rotate in the centre-forward spot. That would help cover for Danny Welbeck’s injury.
Trossard is 23 years old, and he has a contract with Genk until 2021. The Belgian forward is yet to feature for his national team, despite his goalscoring exploits, which might make him keen to join a more high-profile club where he can catch the eye. We’ll see what happens in January.
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