New Brighton signing Leonardo Trossard has injured himself while on international duty.
The Belgian football twitter account announced that Trossard had to pull out of the squad due to a groin injury, resulting in the forward missing their 4-0 win over San Marino last night and will also miss the match against Scotland on Monday.
Trossard, 24, for a short time was Brighton’s all-time record transfer, costing £18m from Club Brugge, but has since become the club’s third-biggest transfer (Transfermarkt) following the signings of Neal Maupay and Adam Webster from Brentford and Bristol City respectively.
This is really bad news for Brighton as Trossard has shown a lot of promise since joining the club. He has started three games since joining and has provided one of Brighton’s three goals this league season.
What’s more, the attacker has by far the highest shots per game average in the squad with 2.7 per game, the most dribbles in the squad with 2 per game, as well as the most key passes with 2.3 per game (WhoScored). These stats suggest that he is one of the key creative outlets for the side and that they will miss him greatly if he’s not available.
Brighton also let go of Anthony Knockaert, Jurgen Locadia and Florin Andone before the window ended, meaning that there are fewer options to replace the winger.
Brighton will be desperate to get Trossard to fitness as he has looked a top player since joining from Brugge. As mentioned before, they do not have an abundance of attacking options so this could hurt Graham Potter’s side a lot.
Albion have not scored in their previous two games and this potential loss will only make getting on the scoresheet more difficult for the Seagulls.
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