Arsenal have made Genk winger Leandro Trossard one of their summer targets, but reports that a deal is done have been denied by the player’s club and agent.
Football.London have confirmed the early rumours of Arsenal following Trossard, writing that they understand the club first registered an interest back in November. The Gunners didn’t have the cash available to make a move happen in January, but a £22m transfer could be on the cards for the summer.
The player himself is also reportedly keen on a move to Arsenal, but there are other clubs interested like Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund.
Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur also confirms there has been contact between Arsenal and Trossard’s agent in recent months.
Earlier in the week, The Gooner fanzine claimed the transfer was already a done deal, for €25m. However, Terreur reports that both Genk and the player’s agent have denied those claims.
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) February 6, 2019
Trossard has 17 goals and eight assists in 29 games this season, mostly playing as a left-winger. He’s helped push Genk to the top of the Belgian Pro League, but it remains to be seen how he’d adapt to one of Europe’s tougher divisions.
The 24-year-old’s best form has come in the Europa League and Europa League qualifying this season, with seven goals and three assists in nine games. Let’s see if he can keep that up in the knockout stages.