Arsenal has secured a deal to sign 28-year-old Belgian, Leandro Trossard from Brighton for £21m plus £5m in add-ons.
Terms have been agreed on a long-term contract with the 28-year-old, who is waiting to take a medical.
While Trossard does not fit Arsenal’s profile age-wise, he is already a known quantity in the Premier League
The Belgium international made clear via his agent, Josy Comhair, last Friday that he had resolved to leave Brighton after falling out with coach Roberto De Zerbi.
Zerbi had dropped Trossard last week after criticizing the player’s attitude in training, prompting Comhair to dispute De Zerbi’s version of events, accuse him of humiliating his client and say: “A transfer is the most convenient solution.”
Trossard who plays predominantly as a left-winger joined Brighton from Genk for about €15m in 2019. He has scored 25 goals and assisted 13 in 116 Premier League appearances for Brighton.
Arsenal will be hoping to get the deal finalized in time for him to be involved against Manchester United on Sunday, January 22. But to do that, the necessary paperwork must be submitted to the Premier League before 12pm on Friday, January 20.