Brighton and Hove Albion star Leandro Trossard has admitted he would like to go ‘one step higher’ than the club if he can.

The Belgian forward joined Brighton in a €20m move from KRC Genk in 2019 and has been a regular for them since, with 76 appearances to his name thus far.

A tally of 11 goals and nine assists in that time is nothing to shout home about, but the 26-year-old has looked brighter this season, with a winning goal against Brentford and an assist in a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

He’s also now a bonafide member of Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad after making his debut in September last year.

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Since joining Brighton, he’s made it clear that he is aiming to go as high as he possibly can, with a move to a bigger club very much in his viewfinder.

And that was a stance he reiterated to the Belgian media team when reuniting with them for this international break.

“When I started, I would never have thought I would be standing here already,” he told them.

“But I’ve worked very hard over the years. My goal from a young age was to play for KRC Genk, of course. That was my first and only goal at the time: to play in the first team.

“The step I’ve been able to take to the Premier League is a bonus that I could perhaps only dream of before. As I say, everything else is just a bonus.

“Of course, I want to take a step up higher if I can. But if not, I’ll be just as happy with the steps I’ve taken and where I am playing right now.

“I have made a decent amount of minutes, especially in the last year, and I’ve taken my chances. So I am glad that I am already more involved compared to the past two years.

“It would be nice if they would look back on my career and say that I was a player who’s very decisive. Whether it’s coming off the bench or as a starting player, that would be a nice compliment as an offensive player.”