Leandro Trossard’s agent slammed by Roberto De Zerbi but hints Brighton exile could remain in transfer swoop to Arsenal and Tottenham

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Roberto De Zerbi continued his battle of words with Leandro Trossard’s agent, but hinted the player could still have a future at Brighton.

The Belgium international was banned from first-team training, forced to train alone as tensions erupted between player and manager this month.

The Zerbi sent the Brighton Trossard star into exile at the club

The winger’s agent released a furious statement on behalf of his client on Friday, accusing De Zerbi of “bullying” Trossard, adding that the 28-year-old wants to leave Amex Stadium as soon as possible.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been keenly interested in Trossard, who has scored seven times in 16 Premier League appearances this season, including a hat-trick against Liverpool.

But De Zerbi suggested there is a path of redemption for the former Genk star, who returned to Belgium this week after learning he would not play last weekend.

Brighton’s boss told Italian media Repubblica per cloth novel“Nothing serious happened to Trossard. But lately he’s not giving 100% in training and on match day it’s all on my side.

“Football deserves respect. I don’t have to apologize for anything.

De Zerbi added: “Maybe his agent wants to sell him for a lower transfer price… Trossard certainly didn’t tell me the truth.

Leandro Trossard's agent took a blow from Roberto De Zerbi but points out Brighton could remain in exile in transfers to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur
Leandro Trossard seems determined to leave Brighton this month

“Everyone in the dressing room knows how it went. But if Trossand wants to come to us with the right attitude, I’m happy to coach him.

talkSPORT understands that Brighton will only sell Trossard if they feel the price a club is offering is fair.

The Seagulls have been masters of negotiation in recent years, bringing in big prizes for outgoing players like Marc Cucurella, Yves Bissouma and Ben White.

Tottenham Hotspur have been interested in Trossard since last summer, with the club currently in a tight spot and Antonio Conte desperate for reinforcements.

But Arsenal have since entered the race after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, who signed for Chelsea this week – although the Blues are another team rumored to be eyeing a potential deal for Trossard.

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