Trossard on his Genk future
According to the Mirror, Arsenal have been keeping tabs on Genk winger Leandro Trossard for some time now.
Trossard is a product of Genk’s youth system, but he has had a few loan spells elsewhere as well.
For Genk, the 24-year-old has racked up over 100 appearances, in which he has scored 39 and assisted 21.
Trossard has enjoyed a particularly impressive 2018/19 campaign, which has seen him score 22 and assist 11 in 46 appearances across all competitions.
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Now, prior to Genk’s final match of the season, Trossard has cast doubt over his future at the club:
“Sunday’s game against Standard Liege might be my last one in a Genk shirt.” As quoted by the Mirror.
This is good news for Arsenal, who, as per the report from the Mirror, see the winger as a potential replacement for Danny Welbeck.
Arsenal still chasing Champions League football
Genk will reportedly demand at least £20m for Trossard.
Given that Arsenal will earn a lot more money if they qualify for the Champions League, the Europa League final will be even bigger for Unai Emery’s side.
They will take on Chelsea in Baku on May 29th, as both Emery and Maurizio Sarri go in search of silverware during their first season at their respective clubs.
However, it is a much bigger game for Arsenal than Chelsea. The Blues have already earned UCL football via their league finish.
Arsenal, however, can only play in Europe’s top competition next season if they win the Europa League.
Whether Arsenal win the Europa League or not could have a significant effect on the business they can conduct this summer, due to the amount of money that they will earn and the type of player they could attract.