Arsenal have agreed a deal with Brighton to sign forward Leandro Trossard. The 28-year-old Belgian international has six months left on his contract with the Seagulls but has informed them he wants to depart in January due to a falling-out with head coach Roberto De Zerbi. The agreed fee includes an initial £20 million plus add-ons, which may bring it to £27 million.
Arsenal and Brighton are now exchanging contracts and documents for Leandro Trossard deal. Medical tests to be completed in the next hours, it's sealed ⚪️🔴 #AFC
Arsenal have completed Trossard deal in 24h as he only wanted to join Gunners.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 20, 2023
Now that Trossard has completed his medical examination,heis expected to sign a personal contract with the Premier League leaders. He will reportedly sign a four-and-a-half-year contract with Arsenal, with the possibility of an additional one-year extension, according to Sky Sports News.
The Belgian international will be eligible to play in the Gunners’ match against Manchester United on Sunday if he registered by Friday at noon.
The Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk, who transferred to Chelsea in a deal worth £85 million, was unavailable to the Gunners, who were looking for a fresh attacker.
Trossard’s time at Brighton is up in six months, but the Seagulls had the option of extending his current contract by another year.
Tottenham’s bid for Trossard was turned down, thus they are now targeting Nicolo Zaniolo of Roma.
Brighton did not want to trade one of their best players unless chairman Tony Bloom’s demands were met despite the 28-year-old’s public demands to leave the club.