Arsenal, Brighton agree £27m for Trossard

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Full agreement has been reached between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion for winger, Leandro Trossard.

 

The £27million deal reached on Thursday evening is inclusive of add ons.

 

News about Arsenal being linked to the Belgian player filtered in on Thursday morning and in a swift move, the North London club has agreed terms with Brighton and personal terms have been completed with the player on a long term deal.

 

Medical tests are set to take place in London as soon as possible and the deal is to be sealed before Saturday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

 

Only four days ago, Chelsea hijacked the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk winger, Mykhailo Mudryk, from  Premier League table-topping rivals, Arsenal with a €100 million deal.

 

Arsenal, from last year, had Mudryk on their radar and had gone ahead to submit a €95 million bid last Thursday for the Ukranian winger, which included; €70 million fee and €25 million add ons, when broken down.

 

However, in a turn of events, transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, exclusively reported on Saturday night that Chelsea board landed in Poland trying to reach verbal agreement with Shakhtar  to hijack the deal from Arsenal with a €100 million offer, that was later completed and sealed in days.

 

Arsenal, determined not to miss out in the January transfer window to solidify their lead at the top moved swifly to agree the Trossard move to bring more depth to the squad. 

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