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‘If the opportunity arises, I want to go’

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By Lee Davey

Brighton winger Leandro Trossard has said he is open to joining former boss Graham Potter at Chelsea if the opportunity arises.

The Belgian has become a key figure for the Seagulls after joining from Genk in 2019, making 110 appearances so far whilst chipping in with 20 goals.

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Trossard has been in excellent form for Brighton this season, scoring twice in six games

Trossard says he would be open to following Potter to Stamford Bridge

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Trossard says he would be open to following Potter to Stamford Bridge

Potter left Brighton for Chelsea earlier this month and despite the Seagulls’ fantastic start to the campaign, the 27-year-old admits he’d be open to following Potter to west London.

However, in an interview with Belgian media, Trossard stressed that any suggestion he could leave Brighton was purely speculation at this stage.

“Our coach did leave for Chelsea now but speculation about me following him makes no sense,” Trossard told Het Nieuwsblad.

“If the opportunity arises, I want to go. But I want to play and not sit on the bench.”

Trossard’s excellent form has seen him become a regular fixture in Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad.

The winger believes his move to the AMEX Stadium has been a huge benefactor in his breakthrough on the international scene where he has earned 20 caps for his country, scoring five times.

Trossard has become a regular for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side

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Trossard has become a regular for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side


“I feel very good. We have had a very good start with Brighton. I have evolved enormously,” Trossard continued.

“I now know how the Premier League works. I grew a lot in that. Confidence, mentally, physically I have gotten better. I’ve mastered the tricks now.”

Upon his return to Brighton, Trossard will be faced with the task of impressing a new man in charge after the club appointed Roberto De Zerbi as its new manager.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk boss signed a four-year deal with the Seagulls last week but is yet to work with the club’s international stars.

New Brighton manager De Zerbi will be counting on the likes of Trossard as his tenure gets underway

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New Brighton manager De Zerbi will be counting on the likes of Trossard as his tenure gets underway

Meanwhile, Trossard played a cameo role in Belgium’s 2-1 Nations league victory over Wales on Thursday where he came off the bench to play the final 25 minutes.

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