Albion are on the brink of completing the club record capture of Belgian winger Leandro Trossard.

The Genk skipper will be in Brighton today with his representative for a medical and to put the finishing touches on a five-year contract.

Personal terms were agreed yesterday in further discussions over the phone after Trossard’s agent, Josy Comhair, returned to Belgium on Sunday evening without a finalised agreement.

Trossard has remained in his homeland up to now after marrying fiancee Laura Hilven on Saturday.

Albion agreed a near-£18 million fee with his club over the weekend, which eclipses the £17 million paid last summer for Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

The Seagulls have seen off interest in Trossard from several clubs across Europe, including Arsenal and Aston Villa, to seal his signature.

The 24-year-old is understood to be attracted by a move to the south coast and the prospect of regular Premier League football under new head coach Graham Potter.

The wing options for Potter have been reduced by a second knee cartilage operation for Jose Izquierdo, which will sideline the Colombian for an unspecified part of the season, although Trossard still faces competition for a place from Jahanbakhsh, Solly March and Anthony Knockaert.

The Argus revealed ten days ago that Albion were prepared to break their transfer record to sign Trossard, who captained Genk to the Belgian title last season, scoring 22 goals and providing 11 assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.

He will be the second addition to Potter’s squad following the signing of Portsmouth Central defender Matt Clarke.

The Albion players report back from their summer break on Thursday for medical and fitness checks.

Trossard and Clarke could make their first appearances at the end of a week-long training camp in Austria on July 13 in a friendly against opponents yet to be confirmed.