Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey is near agreeing a brand new long-term contract with the Premier League membership, talkSPORT understands.
The previous Chelsea academy product joined the Seagulls in January 2020 in a deal price simply £4million – which has confirmed a cut price because of his good performances in his first 12 months with the membership.
The 20-year-old’s shows have even seen the teen linked with strikes to Bayern Munich, with the German champions stated to be holding tabs on the Englishman, in addition to Atletico Madrid.
A member of England’s squad on the 2019 Below-19 European Championships, Lamptey’s present deal runs out in the summertime of 2023.
Nonetheless, talkSPORT sources declare Lamptey is able to commit his future to Brighton by signing a brand new long-term deal, which will even enhance his wage after a brilliant first 12 months on the south coast membership.
talkSPORT’s man on the south coast and switch guru Alex Criminal joined Jim White to interrupt the information on Thursday afternoon, and hailed Lamptey as ‘among the finest cut price signings of latest instances’.
“Tariq Lamptey is likely one of the few signing lights actually for Brighton, who’ve barely received a recreation this season,” stated Criminal.
“When you think about that Brighton signed him for round £4million, he needs to be one of many cut price buys of latest instances.
“In the event that they promote him now you may add £20m, perhaps extra.
“He’s certainly not the Seagulls’ prime earner, and that’s fascinating as a result of I’m being instructed this morning that he’s near agreeing a brand new contract.
“And it’s not essentially simply to increase his keep, though that’s a bonus, however to present him parity with a few of these prime earners – a mirrored image of the progress he’s made.
“He does have suitors, and never simply in England however in Europe as effectively, with Bayern Munich casting admiring glances in direction of him over the summer season.
“However Lamptey is near committing his future to Brighton, which is a few a lot wanted excellent news for Graham Potter.”