£25m star would find it ‘hard to turn down’ Stamford Bridge move

Chelsea would be a hard move for Brighton and Hove Albion and Belgium international Leandro Trossard to turn down, with the winger linked with a reunion with manager Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The former Seagulls manager brought the Belgian to the Premier League for a fee of around £15m in the summer of 2019, as per Sky Sports.

Chelsea transfer news – Leandro Trossard

CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has already told GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea are interested in a potential move for Trossard, with the player’s agent offering him to the Blues as well as Manchester United and Liverpool.

Meanwhile, sources have told Football Insider that the Stamford Bridge club have already opened preliminary talks with the Brighton star, ahead of a potential January swoop for the wide man.

The former Genk star’s £60k-per-week contract is due to expire at the Amex Stadium next summer as per Salary Sport, suggesting that the wide man could be available at a cut-price fee in the new year to avoid the Seagulls losing him for free at the end of the season.

And O’Rourke believes that Potter is a big admirer of Trossard, who has been described as “creative” by pundit Rio Ferdinand ahead of a potential move for his former player in the January transfer window.

What has O’Rourke said about Chelsea and Trossard?

O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m sure they’d be pretty high up on his [Trossard’s] list of potential departures if he does end up leaving Brighton.

“He’s worked with Graham Potter before so they both know each other and Potter is a big admirer of Leandro Trossard.

“I think if Graham Potter did come calling, the chance to move to Chelsea would be pretty hard for him to turn down.”

Would Trossard be a good signing for Chelsea?

Trossard has enjoyed an exceptional campaign with Brighton so far, having scored seven goals and provided three assists in 14 Premier League appearances this season, according to Transfermarkt.

These performances have led the 27-year-old to achieve an impressive average Sofascore rating of 7.17 for the current Premier League campaign, ranking him as the Seagulls’ third-best performer in the league so far this season.

The wide man’s stats stack up relatively favourably in comparison to his counterparts as well, having ranked in the top 20% of attacking midfielders/wingers across Europe’s big five leagues as well as the Champions League and Europa League for non-penalty goals scored per 90 minutes (0.39) over the last 365 days, according to FBref.

Therefore, if Chelsea are to get a £25m deal (via Talking Transfers podcast) over the line for Trossard, they may just have a gem on their hands, especially if Potter can get the best out of him in the second half of the campaign.

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