Leandro Trossard’s agent, Josy Comhair has blasted Brighton’s treatment of the Belgian international with a strongly worded statement.
Ahead of the Seagulls’ Premier League clash with Liverpool, manager Roberto de Zerbi revealed that Trossard will not be a part of his squad after he was left unimpressed by the Belgian’s attitude.
De Zerbi said on Friday: “Leandro knows very well my opinion.
“The last session before the Middlesbrough game, when he understood he wasn’t playing, he left the session without telling me anything.”
It was later reported that Trossard left team training early and exited the UK after his attitude was questioned by his manager.
Now, the player’s agent has released a strongly worded statement, claiming that Trossard has been ‘humiliated’ by the Brighton boss.
Trossard’s representatives also claimed that he wants to leave Brighton and will not sign a new deal with the club.
The statement said: “Before Leandro left for Qatar, Brighton’s intention was to have Leandro sign on. This did not happen, as the parties did not come to an agreement. Leandro has also indicated that he is ready for his next step.
“After the World Cup, there was an altercation between Leandro and a player in training over a trivial matter. Since then, the manager no longer speaks to Leandro, which is obviously not conducive to that atmosphere, nor is it performance-oriented.
“Leandro still had a starting place against Southampton and Arsenal, but against Everton, he was on the bench. He was also not included in the five substitutions that took place at the time, and this was without any explanation.
Image Credit: Twitter/@FabrizioRomano“In the run-up to the game against Middlesbrough for the FA Cup, Leandro had already indicated twice that he had problems with his calf. This was the reason why he stopped training. This was, incidentally, in consultation with the medical staff.
“The manager told Leandro that he had to train separately. Last Monday, the manager humiliated Leandro in the group and indicated that he no longer wanted to see him. A manager who has not communicated directly with his player for four weeks is really incomprehensible.
“Incidentally, it is also the manager who has indicated several times that a transfer is the most convenient solution.
“It is therefore important that Brighton cooperates with a potential transfer during this transfer period and shows a benevolent attitude, which is beneficial to both parties.”
Brighton will face Liverpool at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.