Leandro Trossard left Genk and completed a switch to Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this week.
The Seagulls paid €20m to the Jupiler Pro League side to acquire the services of the Belgium international.
He scored 22 goals and registered 11 assists in all competitions last season and while he continued to impress with his display, there was no suggestion of Brighton’s interest in the winger.
The 24-year-old’s agent Josy Comhair and Peter Trossard sat down for a lengthy interview with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.
During the course of the interview, the player’s representative revealed new Brighton manager Graham Potter and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez’s both player important roles in Trossard’s move to the club.
“During the last international break [in June], I met Graham Potter, the new Brighton manager in Brussels,” Comhair explained.
“It was through Roberto Martínez that we knew about Brighton’s interest in Leandro. Via Martínez we also talked to Atlético Madrid, but Brighton was the right choice.”
When asked why Brighton was the right choice, his father explained: “It is a family club and that is important to him. Leandro must feel at home somewhere to perform. It is not the biggest club, but it is the Premier League. From there, he can grow again.
“If he shows his Genk performance at Brighton, then the big clubs will come and get him next summer.”
Brighton finished 17th in the league last season, and if Torssard is to get that big move his agent is aiming for, then he’ll need to impress quickly and fire them higher up the table.