Leandro Trossard is edging closer to a move to Borussia Monchengladbach after their recent influx of cash thanks to the sale of Thorgan Hazard, according to reports in Belgium.
Belgian outlet Nieuws365 reports that Trossard will leave KRC Genk this summer. They claim that the winger appears to be on the way to the Bundesliga, with Gladbach the frontrunners for his signature.
Although Gladbach initially appeared to be out of the running due to a lack of funds, the departure of Hazard has given them the financial strength to pay the €15m Genk are requesting. It’s not a done deal just yet though, with Arsenal and Wolfsburg still both reportedly keeping an eye on the situation.
Trossard has been linked with Arsenal for a while now, with the rumour starting in The Guardian back in November 2018. In April, further reports emerged that the Gunners had made contact with the player’s agent, Josy Comhair. Comhair himself fueled the fires by admitting a move to North London was a possibility, even if it wasn’t the only option.
Trossard then admitted a summer exit was looking very possible, saying bluntly: “Sunday’s game against Standard Liège might be my last one in a Genk shirt.”
Trossard has had a fantastic season in Belgium, scoring 22 goals and assisting 11 in 47 games. He’s been particularly impressive in the playoffs, facing off against the top teams in the country and contributing six goals in 10 appearances.