Louis Saha believes that Tottenham Hotspur will rue not snapping up Leandro Trossard from Brighton during the January transfer window.
Two players arrived through the door at Hotspur Way in January, with the club strengthening their forward line and at right wing-back with the signings of Arnaut Danjuma and Pedro Porro.
Earlier in the transfer window, reports indicated that Spurs had expressed an interest in signing Trossard after the Belgian’s public fallout with head coach Roberto de Zerbi (Football Insider).
However, it was Arsenal who eventually won the race for Trossard, with the Gunners reportedly agreeing on a deal worth £27m with Brighton for the attacker.
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).
Saha believes that Spurs could have made a more serious attempt to snap up the former Genk man, insisting that they will regret allowing the player to join their local rivals.
When asked about Tottenham’s failed pursuit of Trossard, the former Man Utd striker told The Games Cabin: “Yes, I do believe they’ll regret not signing him. There are things we don’t understand behind why a transfer has or hasn’t happened, but Trossard is a great player who would have really helped Tottenham in so many ways.”
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Based on Tottenham’s paltry offer for Trossard, it did not seem like the Belgian was anywhere near the top of Antonio Conte’s or Fabio Paratici’s wishlist. It appeared as if the Lilywhites simply tested the waters with a small bid as they sensed a market opportunity after the 28-year-old’s falling with De Zerbi.
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