In addition to Youri Tielemans and Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal are said to be interested in signing Leandro Trossard, a player they tried to land before he signed for Brighton in 2019.

Genk's Leandro Trossard celebrate after scoring during a soccer match between RC Genk and Club Brugge, Sunday 14 April 2019 in Genk, on day 4 (out of 10) of the Play-off 1 of the 'Jupiler Pro League' Belgian soccer championship. BELGA PHOTO JASPER JACOBS
Genk’s Leandro Trossard celebrate after scoring during a soccer match between RC Genk and Club Brugge, Sunday 14 April 2019 in Genk, on day 4 (out of 10) of the Play-off 1 of the ‘Jupiler Pro League’ Belgian soccer championship.
BELGA PHOTO JASPER JACOBS

Now 27, Arsenal were first linked with a move for Leandro Trossard four years ago with his agent even confirming the club’s interest in 2018.

Despite Arsenal reportedly agreeing a fee of €25m to sign the winger in February 2019, Trossard ended up moving to Brighton that summer for £14m, showing the rumour of Arsenal’s agreed deal to be nothing more than nonsense.

Trossard’s agent also denied a deal had been agreed just two days after The Online Gooner made the claim an Arsenal deal had indeed been agreed.

Reports of Arsenal’s interest continued for months in the run-up to the summer of 2019 with his agent teasing in May that Arsenal were still keen.

By the end of that month, however, Trossard was said to be on a verge of a move to Borussia Monchengladbach for €15m before moving to Brighton four weeks later.

When that deal was announced, Trossard’s agent explained why the player had picked the Seagulls over the Gunners.

Belgium's Leandro Trossard celebrates after scoring during a soccer game between Belgian national team the Red Devils and Poland, Wednesday 08 June 2022 in Brussels, the second game (out of six) in the Nations League A group stage. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP)
Belgium’s Leandro Trossard celebrates after scoring during a soccer game between Belgian national team the Red Devils and Poland, Wednesday 08 June 2022 in Brussels, the second game (out of six) in the Nations League A group stage. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR / BELGA MAG / Belga via AFP)

Josy Comhair said, Because he has not skipped a single step in his career. He could go to Atlético or Arsenal today, beautiful clubs, but that is too early.

“To take the next step, he must now go to Brighton. If he shows his Genk performance at Brighton, then the big clubs will come and get him next summer.”

No move happened for Trossard the following year but, now we stand three years later with the player on the verge of another step in his career as he enters the last year of his Brighton contract.

The Leicester Mercury, via Voetbal, report that Arsenal are, once again, back in the mix for Trossard.

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