Brighton 27-year-old attacking midfielder refuses to rule out January exit amid Chelsea interest

By | October 25, 2022

Brighton & Hove Albion attacking midfielder Leandro Trossard has suggested that he would be open to departure from the Seagulls in the near future if the right opportunity arrived.

The 27-year-old playmaker has been in fantastic form at club level during the 2022-23 season, founding back of the net five times and registering two assists in seven Premier League games.

Trossard scored a hat trick in Brighton’s 3-3 draw with the Merseyside Reds on Saturday, and a number of teams are believed to be keen to sign him in 2023.

Arsenal and Chelsea are two of the teams believed to be interested in the Belgium attacker, who has refused to rule out a departure from the Amex Stadium.

“It’s difficult to say anything about that now. It completely depends on which club would come. If I feel good and things are good on a private level… but I also know how good I am at Brighton, also with new coach Roberto De Zerbi it looks promising,” Trossard told BBC Sport.

“I have evolved tremendously. I now know how Premier League works. I’ve grown tremendously in that. Confidence, mentally, physically… I have become better.

“I’m a little higher up the pitch now, which gives me more chances to score a goal. And the more chances you get, the more you can score. I think that’s the biggest difference from the last few years.”

Trossard joined Brighton from Belgian outfits Genk in 2019, and he has represented the Seagulls on 111 occasions in all competitions, scoring 23 goals and providing 13 assists in the process.