Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Genk’s Leandro Trossard this summer, a player they’ve been linked with before.
Over the last few days, Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The player himself admitted it was ‘very nice’ to hear of interest from a ‘massive club’ like the Gunners, so that could well be a story to keep an eye on as the summer approaches.
Fraser isn’t the only winger Arsenal are following, though. They’re also reportedly keeping an eye on Genk’s Leandro Trossard and Boca Juniors’ Cristian Pavon, both of whom have been the subject of interest from the North London club for a while now.
Football.London 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, however, 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 confirmed there had been contact between Arsenal and Trossard’s agent, Josy Comhair, in recent months.
Back in February, 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.
Trossard has 19 goals and eight assists in 40 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.
He’s currently under contract until 2021.