Brighton star Leandro Trossard is ‘wanted on a free transfer by Atletico Madrid’ | Daily Mail Online

    Brighton star Leandro Trossard is ‘wanted on a free transfer by Atletico Madrid’ with the in-form Belgian midfielder’s deal up at the end of the season… but the Seagulls have a clause to extend his contract

    Brighton star Leandro Trossard is reportedly attracting interest from LaLiga giants Atletico Madrid.

    The Belgian attacker has earned admirers from top Premier League clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal, who are believed to be in the running to sign him.

    However, the London clubs now face competition from Diego Simone’s Atletico, who are planning on signing him on a free transfer, according to The Mirror.

    Brighton forward Leandro Trossard is wanted by Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal

    The 27-year-old has remained committed to Brighton when asked about his future, insisting that he is focused on his club and the World Cup with Belgium ahead of a move away from the Amex Stadium.

    He told the BBC: ‘It’s difficult to say anything about that now and completely depends on which club would come.

    ‘[It will depend on if] I feel good and things are good on a private level.

    Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simone could use Trossard to refresh his attacking options

    ‘But I also know how good I am at Brighton, also with new coach Roberto De Zerbi it looks promising.’

    He was also asked about Chelsea’s interest in him, and he told Play Sports, via Sportwitness: ‘It’s very difficult to answer that. That will have to wait. I’m not on it at all right now.

    ‘Brighton and the World Cup are the next goals. Afterwards we’ll see where it ends.’

    Chelsea will think that they have an advantage in the chase for Trossard as his former manager Graham Potter is currently at the helm at Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea manager Graham Potter (pictured) coached Trossard during his time at Brighton

    However, Brighton will not want to lose another one of their star players after the big-money departures of Ben White, Yves Bissouma, Marc Cucurella and Neal Maupay in the last year.

    While Trossard’s current contract does expire at the end of the season, there is an option for the Seagulls to extend it by another year. 

    This clause could hurt club’s chances of signing him on a free transfer as he would have to stay at the club for another season.

    Brighton have a clause in Trossard’s contract to extend his stay at the club for a further year

    This means that any potential suitors for Trossard will have to scrap plans of signing him for nothing and agree on a transfer fee to Brighton in order to bring him into their squads.

    This season the Belgian international has played a big part in Brighton’s start to the season as he has scored five goals and assisted two more in his nine Premier League appearances

    He even netted a brilliant hat-trick at Anfield in his side’s 3-3 draw against Liverpool. 

    Brighton star Leandro Trossard is ‘wanted on a free transfer by Atletico Madrid’

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