In the early morning of January 20, Beijing time, transfer expert Romano confirmed on social media that Premier League giants Arsenal have signed Belgian international striker Trossard, who currently plays for Brighton, for a transfer fee of £27 million, and the two sides have signed until 2026.
Trossard will reportedly undergo a medical examination on Friday local time, after which Arsenal will officially announce the deal. Romano said Trossard had turned down offers from two other clubs in order to join Arsenal. In terms of personal treatment, Trossard and Arsenal have also agreed.
The Belgian's specific transfer fee is £21 million fixed plus £6 million floating fee. For a Belgian international in his prime of life, the price is quite low. Trossard and Brighton's current contracts expire on 30 June 2024, and he is currently worth €30 million on Germany's Transfer Market.
The 28-year-old comes through the youth academy of Genk, Belgium, and joined Brighton in 2019 for a transfer fee of €15.6 million. This season, Trossard has started all 16 Premier League games he has played, scoring seven goals and assisting twice. Since Brighton, Trossard has made 121 appearances for the team, scoring 25 goals and assisting 14 times.
Trossard is a current Belgium international who represented the European Reds at Euro 2020 and the just-concluded World Cup in Qatar. Due to the large number of big names in the Belgian team, Trossard did not get many opportunities in the national team.
In the winter transfer window, Arsenal's target has been Ukraine international striker Mudrick, who has also expressed a willingness to move to Arsenal. However, after three rounds of negotiations between Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea suddenly came out and directly offered 100 million euros to cut off Mudrick.
Under such circumstances, Arsenal urgently changed their targets and quickly completed the transfer of Trossard. Compared to Mudrick, the 28-year-old Trossad is an instant fighter, and he has worked in the Premier League for many years and has no problem adapting to this league.