Spurs: Paratici readying Trossard offer

Tottenham Hotspur are readying an offer in a bid to bring Leandro Trossard to north London in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by Football Insider, who claim that, after reportedly seeing a verbal offer for the winger turned down by Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month, Fabio Paratici is now preparing a formal offer for the 28-year-old, who Roberto De Zerbi‘s side are believed to value at a figure in the region of £30m.

This report comes shortly after BBC Sport claimed that the Seagulls would be willing to part with the Belgium international this winter, as Trossard’s agent recently revealed that the player has now fallen out with De Zerbi after Brighton failed to reach an agreement with the forward regarding a new contract at the American Express Community Stadium.

“Doing major bits”

With Antonio Conte reported to be interested in adding a new wide attacker to his current forward options at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month, it is not difficult to understand why Trossard would be a player on the 53-year-old’s radar.

Indeed, over his 16 games in the Premier League this season, the £27m-rated talent has been in astonishing form. He has scored seven goals – outperforming his xG of 4.42 – provided three assists and created one big chance, along with taking 2.4 shots (1.1 of which have been on target), making 1.5 key passes and completing 0.7 dribbles per game.

The £40k-per-week winger has also impressed in a defensive capacity, winning the ball back 1.3 times per match, in addition to making 0.7 tackles and 0.4 interceptions and winning 2.6 duels per game.

These returns have seen the 28-year-old – who Rio Ferdinand dubbed “creative” and claimed has been “doing major bits” this season – average a remarkable Sofascore match rating of 7.10. That ranks him not only as Brighton’s fifth-best performer in the league but also as the joint 47th-best player in the English top flight as a whole.

As such, should Paratici be successful in his offer for the 24-cap international this month, the Italian would undoubtedly have landed one of the players of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign so far. That is sure to be a hugely exciting prospect for all involved with Spurs, not least Conte himself.