Tottenham Hotspur are tracking the situation of Leandro Trossard and Fabrizio Romano expects some form of development surrounding his future in the coming days.
What’s the latest?
Spurs are said to be eyeing a possible move for the Brighton & Hove Albion forward, Trossard, this month amid his ongoing situation on the south coast.
The Belgian has had a very public falling out with the Brighton manager and is believed to have left the country as their spat developed over the weekend.
It is also believed Spurs have already had a verbal offer for the Belgian rejected by Brighton with the offer believed to be worth in the region of £12m.
And as the speculation continues to grow over his future with Brighton, Romano has said on the House of Champions YouTube channel that he expects the Belgian to leave this month:
“It is true Tottenham approached Brighton. It was a few days ago; at the moment, not reaching any agreement, but it’s true that Tottenham are very interested in Trossard. He’s one of the options they are considering, he’s a player appreciated, but at the moment, it’s still not at an advanced stage yet.
“I think the player will leave in January. The player wants to go; his relationship with De Zerbi and with Brighton, in general, is broken. So the player asked the club to leave immediately and I think in the next days there will be developments for a player who is really interesting – Premier League-proven.”
Optimism for Spurs?
Given their form over the last few months, it would seem apparent that Spurs need some form of a boost this month to rescue their season from truly capitulating.
And it does appear as if the Belgian is the option they could look to if they are to bring in another forward over the course of this month.
However, there is a belief that the Seagulls are looking for an offer in the region of £25m if they are to allow their seven-goal forward to depart in this January window.
Would Trossard improve Spurs?
There could also be another issue for the Lilywhites in their reported interest in Trossard and that is possible competition from their north London rivals.
Arsenal have recently missed out on the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea and there have since been suggestions that the Belgian could be on their list as a potential alternative.
And if it does come down to a shootout between the two north London sides this month, there would be major question marks as to why Trossard would choose Spurs over Arsenal at the moment.
But it is yet to be seen how his return to Brighton may pan out with his manager, Roberto De Zerbi, actually saying he would welcome him back and look to strengthen their relationship.
But it seems as if Romano is of the belief this stage has sailed past and the Belgian will still be intent on leaving the club this month following the blunt statement released by his agent.