Tottenham are among multiple clubs monitoring Leandro Trossard’s situation at Brighton after Roberto de Zerbi chose to omit him from his squad during Saturday’s FA Cup tie vs Middlesbrough
- Tottenham are one of multiple clubs monitoring Brighton’s Leandro Trossard
- The winger was omitted from Brighton’s squad that beat Middlesbrough 5-1
- He was also benched for their 4-0 win over Everton on Tuesday evening
- His contract is set to expire this season with Chelsea also a potential suitor
Tottenham are among one of multiple clubs monitoring the situation of Brighton winger Leandro Trossard.
The 28-year-old, who’s contract will expire this summer, was curiously omitted from Brighton’s matchday squad that beat Middlesbrough 5-1 on Saturday in the Third Round of the FA Cup.
Roberto de Zerbi also chose to bench the Belgian, for the first time this season, during their 4-0 win against Everton on Tuesday night, sparking talk that the winger could depart the Amex Stadium this January.
Tottenham are one of multiple teams monitoring Leandro Trossard’s situation at Brighton
The Belgian forward was omitted from Brighton’s 5-1 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday
While he was absent for Brighton’s game on Saturday De Zerbi claimed after the match that his omission from the squad was due to an injury.
He said: ‘Yesterday he didn’t train with us. He had a problem with his calf.’
Trossard has now featured in all but three of Brighton’s Premier League matches this season, scoring seven times, including an impressive hat-trick against Liverpool at Anfield in October.
Roberto de Zerbi also benched him for their Premier League game against Everton on Tuesday
But Spurs are the latest team who may make a move for the him with Chelsea also interested
His clinical finishing and excellent work rate has drawn the attention of multiple suitors from around the league, with Chelsea also reportedly sniffing at his availability.
Trossard has made it clear in the past that he would be open to joining former Brighton boss Graham Potter at Chelsea, but he could now be swayed to join Antonio Conte’s side who could look to secure another winger with Richarlison temporarily sidelined.
Since joining Brighton in 2019 from Genk, Trossard has returned 25 goals and 14 assists in 121 appearances for the club, but it seems while De Zerbi still values Trossard, he would like to see more from him.
While Trossard has claimed seven goals this season, De Zerbi claims he ‘wants more from him’
‘I think he’s one of the best players for us and one of the most important players for us,’ he said in an interview with The Athletic. ‘I’d like to always play with Leo in the first eleven, but it doesn’t depend only on me, it depends on Leo.
‘I don’t know, but with me I want players that work for the team on the pitch and Leandro knows very well my opinion, my idea. I’ve spoken a lot of times with him.
‘I like him as a player, but I want more from him, because he can play better, he can work harder, he can run more on the pitch and I want players who give 100 per cent in every training session and every game.