The Lowdown: Interest in Trossard
Brighton have now made a habit out of identifying talented players and selling them on for a profit, with the likes of Marc Cucurella joining Chelsea for £60m, and interest has now started to grow in Trossard.
Chelsea were reported to have watched the Belgian earlier this season, and the player’s agent is even reported to have offered him to the Blues, as well as Liverpool, but Tottenham are now also in the mix…
The Latest: Spurs step up interest
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Antonio Conte wants to add the 28-year-old to his squad in the January transfer window, with the Brighton player in line to leave, given that his contract expires at the end of the season.
However, the Spurs manager may have to play a waiting game right up until deadline day, as the report indicates that a move will not have a chance until later this month.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Lauded as ‘unreal’ by Rio Ferdinand earlier this season, the 24-time Belgium international is enjoying a fantastic 2022/23 season, smashing in seven goals and three assists in 16 Premier League games, including a hat-trick away at Liverpool, indicating his ability to perform in matches against the league’s best sides.
There is no doubt that Spurs could do with some more options in forward areas, given that there is currently no time span on when Lucas Moura will return from injury, while Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are also out.
Trossard has proven Premier League experience, unlike some of the other names being linked with moves to north London, such as Tete and Marcus Edwards, meaning that he would be able to hit the ground running, and make an instant impact in strengthening Tottenham’s bid for the top four.