The agent of Genk winger Leandro Trossard has confirmed that Arsenal are tracking the 23-year-old.
Josy Comhair said that he enquired with the Gunners and London rivals Tottenham about their interest in the Belgian ace, but only Unai Emery’s side were willing to acknowledge they are keeping tabs on him:
I sought contact with Arsenal and Tottenham officials. Nobody at Tottenham was willing to confirm that Trossard is an option for them – but at Arsenal they were. They told me that Leandro has a very interesting profile for them, and said that they had been following his progress since August.
“They also said he had made the right choice to remain at Genk this season, and added that they are keeping a close eye on him. You can never say he won’t leave Genk in January if a huge offer comes in that suits all parties – but that is not the plan.
It is believed that Trossard is being pursued by no less than five clubs with Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Southampton joining Spurs and Arsenal in the battle for his signature.
The midfielder has had a superb start to the season with Genk, having scored 15 goals and contributed four assists in just 18 appearances.
Trossard generally plays on the left wing, cutting in onto his stronger right foot. He has, on occasion, played more centrally in an attacking midfield role, but his natural position is very much as an inverted winger.
It is being reported that he is valued at £9m by his club, with the player seemingly keen to make the next step in his career.