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Arsenal transfer still on the cards for £17m-rated Belgian winger, says agent

By William Eldridge

Published: 19:20, 4 May 2019

Arsenal’s move for Belgian winger Leandro Trossard is still on the cards according to the player’s agent.

The 24-year-old Genk player has enjoyed a fantastic season in Belgium’s Pro League which has attracted the attention of the Premier League giants.

Who is Leandro Trossard?

  • Age: 24
  • Position: Winger
  • Career so far: Genk – (loan spells at Lommel United, Westerlo and OH Leuven)
  • Key stat: Trossard has directly contributed to 32 goals in 44 games in all competitions this season, 22 goals and 10 assists, averaging a contribution every 1.37 games.

Having finished top of the Belgium First Division in the regular season, Genk are now top of Championship round of fixtures, winning six of their seven games so far.

A big part of Genk’s success this season has been the involvement of Trossard who has reportedly attracted the attention of Unai Emery’s Arsenal, who may look to bring him to the Emirates next season.

That is according to Trossard’s agent, Josy Comhair, who believes playing for a club like Arsenal – as opposed to a move to Germany – is the opportunity to play football at the “highest level”.

He told Het Nieuwsblad: “There is no agreement with any club yet. 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.”

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How much is Trossard worth?

At 24-years-old, Trossard is now a player who has that nice mix of both youth and experience.

This season has seen him play a big part in Genk’s league ambitions alongside making 11 appearances in this season’s Europa League – including the qualifying campaign – where he scored eight goals and assisted three times.

Former Genk star Wilfred Ndidi moved from the Belgian outfit to Leicester City in 2016 for a transfer fee of £17 million, prompting Comhair to slap a price tag of no less than €20 million on his player.

Comhair continued: “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.”