Arsenal-linked winger Leandro Trossard has admitted that Genk’s match against Standard Liege at the weekend might be his last for the club.
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.
“There is no agreement with any club yet,” Comhair said. “But I think that Germany is a beautiful country for him. You can take it one step higher via Germany. Because with Arsenal you are immediately at the highest level and you can almost only go down. But yes, it can also be Arsenal.”
With his agent clearly putting him up on the market, Trossard did nothing to quell the talk of an exit ahead of Genk’s final game of the season. His club faced Standard Liege on Sunday, having already secured a Champions League group stage qualification spot before the final day.
“Sunday’s game against Standard Liège might be my last one in a Genk shirt,” Trossard said (via Sport Witness). “First, however, I’m going to party. I don’t know where we’ll celebrate, but I won’t be seeing my bed before the morning”
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.
Genk finishing top of the league was certainly partly down to the impressive wide-forward, but we’ll have to wait and see whether he can transfer that form to one of Europe’s top five leagues.