Brighton sign French forward Maupay from Brentford


Maupay agreed a 4-year contract right after passing a clinical with the Premier League club Brighton.

The 22-year-old scored 28 goals for Championship side Brentford in all competitions final season and experienced been exciting promoted Aston Villa.

Maupay, a former France Under-21 intercontinental, moved to Brentford from Saint Etienne in 2017.”

“Neal is a proficient forward, with very good strength and rate, and he is a goalscorer.

He will incorporate an extra dimension to our current forward alternatives,” Brighton manager Graham Potter said.”

The club has been monitoring Neal and has been knowledgeable of his means for some time.”His file in the Championship has been extraordinary, with 41 goals throughout the previous two seasons, and now his challenge is to transfer that to the Premier League.”


Brighton winger Solly March on Burnley radar

Burnley Manager, Sean Dyche is interested in signing Brighton winger, Solly March to save his side’s crumbling season.

March has been consistent in his display for Chris Hughton’s Brighton this season and he might consider the reported £10million transfer deal from The Clarets.

The 23-year old, who signed for Brighton from Lewes, a non-league side in 2011 has turned himself into an important part of the Brighton team and Hughton will do all he can to make him stay.

He has featured in 22 Premier League games this season after making 27 appearances in their promotion-winning 2016/2017 season.

After making an instant impact in top-flight football, plenty clubs are setting their gaze on the midfielder and Burnley might just be the one to act first due to their urgent need.

Sean Dyche’s Burnley started the season quite brilliantly after defeating Champions, Chelsea in the opening week but have been in a dismal form recently. Robbie Brady is out injured, Dyche believes he needs to bring in quality signings this January to save their season.

Despite already signing Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on loan from Tottenham, the Manager [Dyche] is keen on another major addition and he thinks March will be the ideal signing.

It is understood Brighton are keen to hold on to one of their star men as they look to avoid relegation straight back down to the Championship.


Wilfried Zaha: Brighton a must-win clash for Palace

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Graeme Jackson

Monday Nov 27, 2017. 18:00

Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha says his side face a must-win Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek.

Bottom-of-the-log Palace travel to ninth-placed Brighton on Tuesday night and need three points to have a chance of moving off the foot of the table.

“All the players know the importance of it by now. We obviously speak about it among ourselves, so everyone knows it is a big game and we need to win it,” the Ivory Coast winger told the Palace matchday programme.

Palace and Brighton also have a fierce rivalry which dates back to a series of controversial clashes in the late 1970s under managers Terry Venables and Alan Mullery.

It will be the clubs’ first top-flight meeting since 1981.

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Oumar Niasse to be targeted by Brighton, Palace – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Everton striker Oumar Niasse

Graeme Jackson

Monday Sep 25, 2017. 11:30

Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace will both reportedly look to sign Everton’s Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse when the transfer window reopens in January.

The Teranga Lions forward has made a major comeback in Everton blue this past week, scoring once in a League Cup victory over Sunderland and twice on Saturday in a come-from-behind win over Bournemouth.

Niasse, 27, was wanted by both Brighton and Palace in the European summer transfer window, but the cost of added extras scuppered any potential deal.

However, The Sun reports that both Premier League clubs will try again for Niasse in the January window.

Yet given the player’s return to form and prominence, manager Ronald Koeman may not be keen on sanctioning any departure.

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Raphael Dwamena’s Brighton transfer falls through – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Sunday Aug 27, 2017. 10:00

Brighton & Hove Albion’s move for Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena has fallen through after the player failed a medical.

According to The Sun, Brighton have pulled out of signing the Black Stars attacker after a heart problem was discovered during his medical assessment.

The Seagulls were due to pay FC Zurich £10million for the 21-year-old, but the deal has now been scrapped.

It is the second time Brighton have seen a big-money transfer collapse because of a failed medical in this window.

A move for Gent midfielder Renato Neto was scuppered at the 11th hour when the Brazilian was found to have a knee problem.

Dwamena will remain with Zurich and will look to help the Swiss club re-establish themselves in the top flight.

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Brighton set to sign Ghana starlet Raphael Dwamena – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Aug 22, 2017. 16:00

Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion are set to sign Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena from FC Zurich this week.

The English club confirmed the deal on Monday evening, with the Ghanaian set to leave Zurich just seven months after joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January.

The transfer fee was undisclosed, though reports in the British media claim it was in the region of €15m.

A statement read: “Brighton & Hove Albion can confirm that the club has reached agreement with FC Zurich for the permanent transfer of Ghanaian international, Raphael Dwamena, subject to work permit and international clearance.

“The 21-year-old striker has also agreed personal terms with the club and is now awaiting clearance to travel to the UK for his medical.”

Dwamena scored 30 goals in 38 games last season for Austrian club Lustenau and Zurich, and has started the new campaign in fine form.

He also netted a brace on his Black Stars debut, a 5-0 win over Ethiopia in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers back in June.

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