Winger Trossard tells Arsenal ‘this might be my last game’ with Premier League next destination?
Arsenal transfer target Leandro Trossard admits he is likely to move on this summer, with a switch to the Premier League high up on his list of destinations.
Gunners boss Unai Emery may have his eyes firmly set on winning the Europa League at the end of the month, but that has not stopped speculation about whom the Spanish boss will be looking to sign in the coming weeks and months.
He is expected to be handed a big transfer kitty if he managed to get Arsenal back into the Champions League, with a winger, defender and even new midfielder all possible targets.
Arsenal were linked with a move for Trossard last summer, but a move never materialised as Emery was keen to improve the defensive side of the game and spent his money on the likes of Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Mateo Guendouzi and Sokratis.
But with the transfer window now open, it seems that Arsenal could be back in the hunt for Trossard, especially after the winger admitted that he is considering leaving Genk this summer.
“This game might be my last one in a Genk shirt,” he said on the Daily Star website.
His agent Josy Comhair spoke to Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad earlier this season about his client’s price-tag and confirmed the Gunners interest in a deal.
“There is no agreement with any club yet. But I think that Germany is a beautiful country for him,” he said.
“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.
“If you sell [Wilfred] Ndidi [to Leicester City] for €17 million, you can sell Leandro for 20, you know. For less than €20 million you don’t have Leandro.”
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a successful campaign in the Belgian Pro League, netting 12 goals in 28 games.
Arsenal have been after a player of Trossard’s ilk since the January transfer window when they tried to sign Ivan Perisic and Yannick Carrasco.
But even though Trossard has been impressing this season, many Gunners fans are wondering whether he would be the man to come in and make a difference to the side.
To be challenging for the Premier League title once again, Arsenal need to spend big money and land a few ‘world class’ players’ as that is what will ultimately turn them back into challengers.
Trossard is decent but not the type of player Arsenal need right now.