REVEALED: Tottenham missed out on a deal for Leandro Trossard after dithering for TWO WEEKS, reveals the Belgian’s agent – before Arsenal swooped in to land the Brighton star for £27m within 24 hours
- Arsenal completed the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton on Friday
- The Belgian was linked with Tottenham after a fallout with Roberto De Zerbi
- Trossard could be in the Arsenal squad to face Manchester United on Sunday
Leandro Trossard’s agent has revealed Tottenham were interested in signing the Belgian before he completed a £27million move to north London rivals Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta has been eager to strengthen his attacking options as the Gunners pursue a first Premier League title since 2004 and 28-year-old Trossard fits the bill.
Trossard’s agent Josy Comhair says he held talks with Tottenham for two weeks but indecisiveness by Antonio Conte’s side meant they missed out on the winger.
Arsenal have completed the signing of Brighton forward Leandro Trossard in a £27million deal
‘Spurs were in contact with us for the last two weeks,’ Comhair said as reported by Evening Standard.
‘But it was, ‘We want him, but wait this, wait that’.
‘Wednesday we got in touch with Arsenal – 24 hours later they had an agreement.’
Trossard could be in the Arsenal squad to face Manchester United in a pivotal clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, with the club revealing they had submitted all of the necessary paperwork to the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta has strengthened his Arsenal side in a bid to deliver the club’s first title in 19 years
Sportsmail understands that Trossard can expect to double his current salary to around £90,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium.
He takes over the No.19 shirt from Gunners outcast Pepe, who has struggled since his £72m move to the Emirates from Lille in 2019 and is currently out on loan at Nice.
Discussing the signing of Trossard, manager Arteta said: ‘We are really happy to have him. He’s a player we followed for a while.
rossard could be in the Arsenal squad to face Manchester United in a pivotal clash on Sunday
‘The opportunity came and we had the necessity for a player in the front line who is versatile. I think he can have an immediate impact.’
Arteta also said that the club had to think about the future role that Trossard can play at Arsenal.
‘We had to think short term but also medium and long term. He gives all that. He’s a very intelligent player when you look at what he’s done in the last few years, he’s a player that fits our way of playing for sure,’ he added.
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