Newcastle linked with a move for Brighton star Leandro Trossard
The upcoming transfer window is set to witness a lot of quality wingers switching clubs.
As per British media, Newcastle United are linked with a move for Brighton and Hove Albion winger Leandro Trossard.
The 28-year-old has been with Brighton and Hove Albion since 2019, having signed for the club from Genk for 15.6 million euros. His current deal expires in 2023 (Brighton have option for one more year).
The winger banged in seven goals and provided three assists in 14 matches for Brighton this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
He is considered to be one of the best wingers in Belgium. As a member of Belgium national football team, Trossard won 24 caps and he scored 5 goals.
Leandro Trossard will be high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Brighton and Hove Albion this term.
Adding a winger remains Newcastle’s top priority this winter and Eddie Howe will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks. Howe is eager to add a winger to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him.
The report claims that Newcastle manager has extensively scouted Trossard and is considering a move for the winger.
The Magpies are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
There is no doubt that Leandro Trossard will take Newcastle’s attack to a different level.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are showing interest in Brighton winger Leandro Trossard. The Belgian, who was at the World Cup, has been very impressive for the Albion so far this season. Per Chronicle Live, Newcastle are also chasing Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic. While the American may be their prime target, Trossard is seen as a very realistic alternative. If they cannot persuade Chelsea to do business over Pulisic, they will bid for Trossard in January. Newcastle are impressing in the Premier League this season, as they sit in third spot during the World Cup break.”
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If Newcastle can agree on a fee with Brighton and Hove Albion, the deal should be easy to complete.
The Seagulls are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
If Trossard is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Newcastle.
The 28-year-old has all the skillset required to be a success story at St. James’ Park. Therefore, it makes sense for Eddie Howe to step up his attempts to bring the Belgium winger to Premier League side.
Newcastle fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if the Magpies make their move for the 28-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Should Newcastle United make a move for Leandro Trossard this winter?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.