‘The manager humiliated Leandro’ – Trossard’s agent declares player wants transfer away from Brighton after falling out with Roberto De Zerbi as Seagulls boss reveals forward has been dropped for Liverpool clash

    Leandro Trossard’s agent has accused Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi of ‘humiliating’ the forward as he seeks a move away in January.

    The Belgian star has fallen out with the Seagulls boss, who chose to leave him out of his squad for last week’s FA Cup win over Middlesbrough.

    Trossard’s agent has hit out at Brighton boss De Zerbi

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    Trossard’s agent has hit out at Brighton boss De Zerbi

    And the Italian then declared how Trossard, who is on Tottenham and Arsenal’s radar, will not feature against Liverpool this weekend.

    De Zerbi declared that he isn’t a fan of the 28-year-old’s attitude and behaviour as he hit out at Trossard.

    It led Trossard’s agent Josy Comhair to release a statement, where he revealed his client will not be extending his stay at the Amex Stadium.

    It read: “After the World Cup there was an altercation at training between Leandro and another player over an inanity.

    “Since then, the trainer has not spoken to Leandro, which is obviously not conducive to the atmosphere, as well as performance-wise.

    “Leandro still was a first-eleven player against Southampton and Arsenal but against Everton he was on the bench.

    De Zerbi has revealed that Trossard won’t face Liverpool this weekend

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    De Zerbi has revealed that Trossard won’t face Liverpool this weekend

    “In the five substitutions that took place then, he was also not among them and this is without any explanation.

    “In the run-up to the match against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, Leandro had already reported calf problems twice. This was the reason he stopped training.

    “This was in consultation with the medical staff. Through the physical trainer, Leandro learned that he had to train separately.

    “Last Monday the trainer then grounded Leandro in the group and indicated that he did not want to see him anymore.

    Trossard has been linked with a move away from the Amex Stadium this month

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    Trossard has been linked with a move away from the Amex Stadium this month

    “A trainer who has not communicated directly with his player for four weeks is truly incomprehensible.

    “It is also the trainer who has indicated several times that a transfer is the most reasonable solution.

    “It is therefore important that Brighton cooperates with a potential transfer, which is beneficial for both parties.”

    Trossard’s contract at Brighton expires in the summer, but the club have the option to tie him down for a further year.

    It has been claimed that Brighton have already turned down an offer for Trossard from an unnamed overseas club.

    Speaking in his press conference on Friday, De Zerbi failed to be drawn into speculation over Trossard’s future where he stated the player is unavailable to face the Reds.

    He said: “Leandro isn’t in the list of the players for tomorrow. Leandro knows very well my opinion.

    “The last training session before the Middlesbrough game, when he understood he wouldn’t play, he left the session without saying anything to me and it’s not good.

    Trossard’s agent has claimed the forward will not sign a new deal at the Amex Stadium

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    Trossard’s agent has claimed the forward will not sign a new deal at the Amex Stadium

    “On the Monday, I spoke with him and I explained I don’t like this attitude, this behaviour.

    “He knows very well if he wants to play with Brighton with me, he has to work hard, he has to run, he has to be in the right way.”

    Trossard has been one of Brighton’s standout players this term, where he has chipped in with seven Premier League goals in 16 games.

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