Brighton and Hove Albion star Leandro Trossard has been backed to leave the club for another before joining a ‘top, top club’.

Trossard has steadily impressed since joining Brighton in an £18m deal from Genk in July 2019, finishing last season with five goals and three assists.

He’s since made a solid if uninspiring start to this season, with one goal and one assist in eight games so far for the Seagulls.

The 25-year-old has regularly been backed to join a big club in the future, with many believing that he can be a star for club and country.

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That is undoubtedly the opinion of his former manager Philippe Clement – under whom Trossard shined, with 28 goals and 13 assists in 60 games – although he believes there needs to be a club in between first.

“You know, players are like my children,” he told France Football.

 “They follow what we’re doing with Brugge and write me messages when things are going well.

“And vice versa. It’s so special to build and win with players that there are bound to be bonds that are forged.

“Leandro can still take a step before signing for a top, top club. He’s not quite ready yet.” 

Whether Trossard can seal a move to a big club in the near future remains to be seen.

While his numbers are solid at least, he would be need to be starring for Graham Potter’s side on a regular basis if the bigger clubs were to come calling.

That’s yet to happen but given he’s only 25-years-old, he does at least have time on his side to make that big impression.