Paul Merson backs Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham bid for 'intelligent' Brighton talent

Brighton and Hove Albion face a serious battle to keep hold of their Belgian international playmaker Leandro Trossard.

Trossard, 26, is in the last year of his Albion contract and is said to be on the radar of new Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag.

Brighton would not want to part with their star man – especially as midfielder Yves Bissouma looks set to leave in a £25m deal to Spurs – but former Arsenal man Paul Merson believes he could shine at Old Trafford.

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“He could go play for Manchester United, he ticks a lot of boxes, even for teams like Everton and Tottenham Hotspur,” said the former Arsenal and England man.

Brighton playmaker Leandro Trossard is said to be wanted by new Man United boss Erik ten Hag

“Trossard is such an intelligent footballer and a special, special players on his day.

“No disrespect to Brighton, but he can go higher and easily turn out for one of the top teams in the Premier League.”