Arsenal agree £27m deal to sign Chelsea target Leandro Trossard
Along with the Gunners, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were also in the race to sign the Belgian international. It was also reported in the Mirror that the Blues are looking to gatecrash the battle between both the north London clubs to sign the player.
Trossard’s time at Brighton did not have a great ending as he was left out of the squad for leaving the training early. Seagulls coach Roberti De Zerbi did have his door open to allow the player back into the team, however, it won’t happen now.
The 28-year-old had a good league season till then, scoring seven goals and assisting three in 16 appearances. A hat trick against Liverpool at Anfield topped off his excellent campaign so far.
Could Chelsea have done more to push the Trossard deal in their favour? Probably so. But, having signed Mudryk and Joao Felix in this window, added to the agreement they have reached to sign Noni Madueke, it seemed as if they did not fancy going into the mix for the Belgian.
It remains to be seen whether we made the right decision by beating Arsenal for Mudryk and letting the Gunners have Trossard. Age-wise, the Mudryk (22) deal makes more sense. Now, we hope that the winger delivers on the promises and is consistent with his performances in years to come.
As for us, its smart not to go and spend on every player that we see. Trossard is close to his 30s and it seems that the Blues are more interested in signing younger players with an eye on setting up a team for the future.
More Chelsea News:
- Chelsea will once again compete in the January transfer market with Arsenal for the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham United
- Sergei Palkin reveals why Mykhailo Mudryk chose Chelsea over Arsenal
- Loaned out Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to decide his future in the summer
Furthermore, we are still in the race to sign Moises Caicedo, a player who would be important to the side in midfield compared to signing Trossard now.
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