Chelsea battle La Liga giants for 27-year-old Belgian international

Atletico Madrid are interested in Leandro Trossard and will rival Chelsea for the Belgian’s signature in January.

According to the Mirror, Atletico Madrid will rival Chelsea in the chase for Leandro Trossard. The Belgian attacker is in the last contractual year at Brighton and is seen as a ‘bargain’ signing by the clubs. The Seagulls may find it tough to convince him to stay amid interest from the likes of Chelsea and the Spanish giants.

Leandro Trossard was heavily linked with a move away from Brighton with a year left on his deal last summer. The attacker somehow stayed put at the Amex Stadium. The left-winger was aware of the interest but may have wanted to play regularly until the Qatar World Cup.

The attacker has started the season well, scoring five goals, including a hat-trick against Liverpool at Anfield. Significant interest continues to arrive from top Premier League sides, including Chelsea and Arsenal. The west Londoners could see themselves ahead in the queue due to the presence of former Brighton manager Graham Potter.

Potter has had a decent start to life at Chelsea but will look for solutions to strengthen the squad in January. Trossard is a player Potter seemingly trusts, and he could jump at the chance to sign him. The player’s recent comment suggested he could follow the manager if the opportunity came.


However, Trossard wants to play regularly, which may prove to be the stumbling block at Chelsea due to the intense competition for places. Considering the Belgian’s preferred position, he will have Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, and Christian Pulisic as competitors, and regular starts are not guaranteed.

While he will improve Chelsea’s overall quality, they face tense competition from rival clubs, including Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. The Spanish giants continue looking for financially viable targets, with the Brighton star being considered a ‘bargain’ option.

They could approach with a pre-contract in January when Trossard is expected to depart. Brighton could look to sell him to a Premier League side in the hope of securing transfer fees. However, if the attacker signs an agreement, the Seagulls can do nothing about it.

Trossard also knows the importance of having a good World Cup, as interest would increase in the 27-year-old. He remains in good form now, and naturally, clubs like Atletico or Chelsea are keen, making it attractive enough for the Belgian to choose in January.

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