West Ham should make January swoop for Leandro Trossard

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West Ham United should swoop for Genk attacker Leandro Trossard in the January transfer window, with the Belgian impressing in the early months of this season.

What’s the word, then?

The recent speculation surrounding the future of Marko Arnautovic is a worry for West Ham, but it seems extremely unlikely that the Hammers will lose the Austria international in the January transfer window.

The Hammers will be looking to improve their squad at the start of 2019, however, and a number of players have already been linked with moves to London.

Genk attacker Trossard is enjoying a fine season in Belgium, and West Ham should bid for the 5ft 8in ace in the January transfer window.

There has reportedly been previous Premier League interest in the attacker, with Calciomercato claiming that Southampton like the look of him.

West Ham would fancy their chances of beating the Saints to his signature, however, and Manuel Pellegrini’s side should make a move in the January window.

What are Trossard’s credentials?

Trossard came through the youth system at Genk, and has made 91 appearances for the Belgian outfit in all competitions, scoring 32 times and providing 14 assists in the process.

The attacker also impressed during his loan spells at Lommel United, Westerlo and OH Leuven before stepping into the first team at Genk.

This season, Trossard has managed 15 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions, which is some record when considering that he operates in a wide position.

The numbers are even more impressive when considering that he has missed games through injury in recent weeks.

West Ham would not have to break the bank to bring the Belgian to the London Stadium, and the Premier League club should ease the blow of losing Andriy Yarmolenko to an Achilles injury for the rest of the season by making a January move.

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