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Genk midfielder Leandro Trossard linked with Southampton move

Southampton are looking at attacking midfielder Leandro Trossard, according to Calciomercato.

What’s the word?

Trossard is beginning to make a name for himself in the Belgian Jupiler League with his side Genk.

So far this season, the Belgian has scored 11 goals in 18 appearances throughout all competitions, leading to national side manager Roberto Martinez calling the winger up to the senior squad.

Although the 5 foot 8 Genk product did not feature in the UEFA Nations League action, Trossard has previously represented his country at Under 16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 levels.

Most often, the winger plays on the left – putting him up against Nathan Redmond in the Southampton ranks – but the lack of goals could see Mark Hughes adapt his tactics to include Trossard in a central slot.

Recently the midfielder has found the net seven times in his last five games, including a man of the match display against Malmo and a hatrick against Cercle Brugge.

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Change of fortune?

Bringing the 23-year-old from Genk to Southampton will go one of two ways for the player, simply make or break, but for the club it is unlikely to affect things as much as what’s needed.

For Trossard, it will put a lot of pressure on a midfielder yet to represent his country, and also one that has only just started to consistently perform in the Belgian top-flight.

Signing Trossard without a boost in actual strikers can see Southampton improve, but that may not be enough to keep the south coast side up.

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