Everton are reportedly looking to secure a late summer move for Brighton & Hove Albion attacker Leandro Trossard.
According to a recent report from Football Insider, the Merseyside club have set their sights on signing the Belgian, who Frank Lampard apparently sees as a potential replacement for Anthony Gordon, who has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer.
Since joining the Seagulls from Genk three years ago, the 27-year-old has gone on to make 107 appearances for the south coast club across all competitions. In that time, Trossard – who is currently picking up a wage of £42.5k-per-week – has found the net 19 times and delivered 11 assists along the way.
This season has seen the attacker start all three of Brighton’s league games and currently has more shots at goal (nine) and more shot-creating actions (13) than any other player in Graham Potter’s squad.
To further highlight his attacking talent, he ended his previous league campaign with more goal contributions (11) than any other Brighton player, along with more shot-creating actions (91), goal-creating actions (10) and successful dribbles (59) than any of his team-mates.
This shows just how capable the Belgian is of offering a consistent attacking threat in the top flight and explains why he’d be a great addition to Lampard’s squad.
Praised by Alan Shearer for a “magnificent” goal that he scored against Brentford last September, Trossard would certainly help Everton in the final third, as they currently have the joint-lowest rate in the league for goals per shot (0.02) out of clubs to score at least one goal so far this season.
With the Toffees already bringing in a number of their summer recruits from fellow English clubs such as Conor Coady, James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil, adding the Brighton star to that list would surely see Lampard end the club’s transfer window with a bang, especially if the Belgian can hit the ground running and help Everton to become a deadlier team in front of goal.
With Gordon’s future still in doubt, securing a deal for the Seagulls attacker could be a very smart move for the Goodison Park outfit to make.