Targeted by OM, with whom he had reached an agreement according to journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, Leandro Trossard finally opted for Arsenal, 18 months from the end of his contract at Brighton.
This Sunday, the Belgian international explains his choice in favor of the Gunners. “ They told me that they really like me as a player, that I would really fit the system and the way they want to play. It helps me to be versatile and to be able to play in different positions. They look forward to working with me and vice versa. I’m really excited to work with them and I think Mikel (Arteta, editor’s note) is an excellent trainer. The club has so much history and I want to be part of that history. That’s why I joined this project. I’m really excited to be here. »
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His agent, Josy Comhair, with Het Laatste Nieuws, did not hide the Marseille approach either, while admitting that his colt clearly favored the London option. ” I called Edu (Leandro Trossard, editor’s note) Wednesday. I explained the situation to him. Before the World Cup, we agreed that Leandro would not sign a new contract with Brighton. So they had to sell it. Marseille were interested, I also spoke to Tottenham. Spurs were in contact with us for the past two weeks, but it was: “We want it, but wait this, wait that…”. On Wednesday, we contacted Arsenal, within 24 hours they had an agreement. »