Leandro Trossard, as relayed by his agent, wants to leave Brighton after a series of incidents with the club. The agent for the Belgium international released a statement on Friday to Sky Sports.
“Before Leandro left for Qatar, it was Brighton’s intention to extend his contract, this did not happen as parties did not reach an agreement. Leandro has also indicated he is ready for his next step,” stated Trossard’s agent Josy Comhair.
Trossard’s agent details incidents
“After the World Cup there was an altercation at training between Leandro and another player over an inanity. Since then, the trainer has not spoken to Leandro, which is obviously not conducive to the atmosphere, as well as performance-wise.”
“In the run-up to the match against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, Leandro had already reported calf problems twice. This was the reason he stopped training. This was in consultation with the medical staff.”
“Through the physical trainer, Leandro learned that he had to train separately. Last Monday the trainer then grounded Leandro in the group and indicated that he did not want to see him anymore. A trainer who has not communicated directly with his player for four weeks is truly incomprehensible.”
“It is also the trainer who has indicated several times that a transfer is the most reasonable solution,” Comhair continued. “It is therefore important that Brighton cooperates with a potential transfer, which is beneficial for both parties”
Brighton coach bans player for next match
Revelations by the agent comes just hours after Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi confirmed that Trossard would not play at the weekend. “Leandro isn’t in the list of the players for tomorrow,” De Zerbi said in a press conference on Friday.
“Leandro knows very well my opinion. The last training session before the Middlesbrough game, when he understood he wouldn’t play, he left the session without saying anything to me and it’s not good,” continued the coach.
“On Monday, I spoke with him and I explained I don’t like this attitude, this behavior.”
“He knows very well if he wants to play with Brighton with me, he has to work hard, he has to run, he has to be in the right way because we are not a big team, a Real Madrid, Barcelona or another big, big team. We are Brighton and we need players who work like the other players.”
Trossard leaves country after Brighton drops midfielderr
Express Sport reported that Trossard left the United Kingdom following De Zerbi’s decision. It is not yet known if Brighton cleared their star to depart the country or not. Trossard is believed to have returned to Belgium.
News of the fractured relationship comes at a rough time. Trossard has been one of Brighton’s standout players so far this season. His seven Premier League goals lead the team. Brighton are also currently eighth in the table at the moment, just one point behind Liverpool. The two teams face off on Saturday. Last time they played, Trossard scored a hat trick at Anfield to get Brighton a point.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have both been linked with a transfer for Trossard in recent weeks. A potential move by the Blues could be complicated as they just signed Joao Felix on loan. However, various injuries could force Chelsea to return for Trossard.
Spurs, on the other hand, could be the most logical destination for the Belgian. The north London outfit will need reinforcements to help capture a Champions League place. Fellow winger Lucas Moura will also be leaving Spurs soon, so bringing in an extra attacker would make sense for the club.
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