SPORTS: Arsenal sign Leandro Trossard from Brighton
Premier League leaders Arsenal have signed Belgium forward Leandro Trossard from Brighton in a deal worth a reported £27 million ($33 million).
Trossard agreed a “long-term” contract as Arsenal bolstered their attacking options in their bid to win the title for the first time since 2004.
The 28-year-old could make his debut for Mikel Arteta’s side, who are five points clear at the top, in Sunday’s crucial clash against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
“It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro. He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level,” Arteta told Arsenal’s website.
“Leandro strengthens our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we’re all looking forward to working with him. We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club.”
Arsenal sporting Director Edu said: “We’re delighted to have completed the signing of Leandro Trossard. We have a clear plan and strategy for our direction, and it’s been a great team effort in bringing Leandro to the club.
Trossard was subsequently left out of the squad for Brighton’s Premier League match against Liverpool last weekend, which they won 3-0.
De Zerbi said: “I’m sorry for the last period, but I still would like to wish Leandro good luck for the future.”
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