Everton are trying to lower their average age this summer, with Director of Football Marcel Brands revealing that the Toffees want to build a young squad with the potential to develop. The latest player they’ve been linked with is Leandro Trossard who has impressed for KRC Genk and could be available when the season comes to a close.
According to Transfermarkt, Trossard has contributed 32 goals in 44 games in all competitions which has led to interest from number of clubs across Europe – Arsenal, Vfl Wolfsburg, Everton. The 24-year-old’s agent admitted to Het Nieuwsblad (h/t Goal) that Arsenal and Wolfsburg had been in contact for Trossard, revealing which club the wide-man is more likely to join.
Josy Comhair said: “There is no agreement with any club yet. But I think that Germany is a beautiful country for him. You can take it one step higher via Germany. Because with Arsenal you are immediately at the highest level and you can almost only go down. But yes, it can also be Arsenal.” Everton aren’t on the highest level so do they stand a chance of procuring Tossard’s signature?
With Kevin Mirallas and Theo Walcott potentially leaving Everton this summer, the club will need a stellar replacement who will improve the squad. Trossard is certainly that and looks to have a bright future under the right guidance. He has a £17.3m asking price and earns between £0.89m-a-year/£17.3k-per-week and £1.04m-a-year/£20k-per-week according to FIFA and Football Manager.