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.
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.
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“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.”