Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a deal to sign Leadro Trossard from Genk, according to Sky Sports.
The fee is apparently set at £18 million, breaking the club’s transfer record dating back to last year when the Seagulls signed midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh for £17 million.
The 24-year-old winger captained Genk as they marched to their fourth league title in Belgium last season, scoring 22 goals and laying on 11 assists in 47 games in all competitions. He has played for Belgium at all youth levels, but is yet to make his senior international debut even though he is being called up by Roberto Martinez regularly.
Torssard joined the Genk academy at the age of 15 from the Bocholt academy in 2010. He has had loan spells with Lommel United (twice), K.V.C. Westerlo and OH Leuven, before taking up a place as a first team regular at Genk. Apart from winning this year’s league title, he was a part of the Genk squad which won the 2012/13 Belgian Cup.
Trossard’s representatives are currently in England, working on the final aspects of the deal.
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