Leandro Trossard’s mother, Linda Scheepers, has revealed in an interview with Belgian media that Tottenham showed interest in her son but Arsenal got the deal done quickly once they entered the race.

Arsenal officially announced their capture of Trossard on Friday, with the Gunners reportedly agreeing on a deal worth £27m with Brighton.

Leandro Trossard

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In the weeks prior to the winger’s switch to the Emirates, he was heavily linked with a move to Spurs (Football Insider).

Some sources had indicated that Antonio Conte’s men had only submitted a verbal offer of £12m for the 28-year-old (The Athletic), which had allegedly been ‘laughed off’ by the Seagulls (Charlie Haffenden).

Trossard’s agent Josy Comhair told HLN a couple of days ago that while he had spoken to Spurs, the Lilywhites wanted to ‘wait’ rather than getting a deal done quickly.

The Belgian international’s mother has now expressed pride at her son’s switch to the Gunners, revealing that a number of clubs including Spurs expressed interest.

Scheepers told Het Belang van Limburg (21/01/23 as relayed by Sport Witness): “Very proud. It also marks the end of a number of exciting weeks. It was a rollercoaster of emotions. Leandro has been on the radar of a number of clubs for some time.”

When HBVL then named Chelsea and Newcastle as interested clubs, she then responded: “and Tottenham”.

Trossard’s mother then added on her son’s switch to Arsenal: “We knew that club also followed Leandro. But when they reported to us, it was unexpected. Within about 48 hours, things were settled. A clear signal that they absolutely believe in him.”

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Based on the various reports on this matter, it sounds like Tottenham wanted to keep Trossard as a potential fallback option in case a deal for their top target did not go through while Arsenal’s interest in the Belgian was more concrete. 

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