KRC Genk winger Leandro Trossard is an Arsenal target in the upcoming transfer windows, according to comments by agent Josy Comhair this week.
Reports this week suggested Arsenal are interested in bringing Genk winger Trossard to the Emirates Stadium in January. It was no surprise, considering the form the forward is in this 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.
As a result, Belgian outlet Sporza decided to get in touch with Trossard’s agent Josy Comhair and find out how much truth there was to the links.
“I contacted representatives from Arsenal and Tottenham,” Comhair responded (translated by Sport Witness). “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’.”
For the record, Genk manager Philippe Clement insists that he’s planning to hold onto the winger in January unless a club come in with a huge bid. Trossard, therefore, seems a much more realistic option for a summer move rather than a January one.
However, if Arsenal are willing to pay the money, Trossard could really add something to Unai Emery’s squad. The current squad is crying out for a natural winger or two, to allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to return to the middle and to give Arsenal more control in the wide areas.
Adding a winger who fits those requirements and can also score goals would be ideal, but we’ll see.
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