Leandro Trossard’s agency have hit back at Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi for his comments on Friday and demanded that the player be allowed to leave the Amex Stadium.
Multiple outlets have reported over the last week that Tottenham have expressed an interest in signing Trossard, with Brighton allegedly willing to let the winger leave for the right price this month (90 min).
Birmingham World journalist Charlie Haffenden revealed on Thursday that De Zerbi has been far from impressed with the Belgian’s attitude over recent weeks and that the winger has been ‘isolated’ from the rest of the squad.
The Brighton boss himself confirmed in his press conference yesterday that all was not well between him and Torssard, explaining that the attacker had walked out of a recent training session without permission after finding out he was not going to be starting in Brighton’s FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough (BeanymanSports2).
The agency that manages the former Genk man, JC Playermanagement-Sports, have now responded to the Italian’s allegations, stating that a transfer would be the ideal solution for all parties.
Their statement reads (via The Telegraph): “The manager told Leandro that he had to train separately. Last Monday, the manager humiliated Leandro in the group and indicated that he no longer wanted to see him. A manager who has not communicated directly with his player for four weeks is really incomprehensible.
“Incidentally, it is also the manager who has indicated several times that a transfer is the most convenient solution. It is therefore important that Brighton co-operates with a potential transfer during this transfer period and shows a benevolent attitude which is beneficial to both parties.”
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It is difficult to see any way back for Trossard at Brighton after this war of words and a departure looks extremely certain. Given that the Seagulls are now in a position where they have to sell the 28-year-old, Tottenham would perhaps fancy their chances of getting the attacker on a relative discount.
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