Lamptey signs new contract with Brighton
Tariq Lamptey joined Brighton in the summer of 2020 from Chelsea.
The Seagulls are understood to have paid just less than £3m for the full-back, which looks set to be a solid but of business.
Lamptey has missed a number of Brighton’s recent games due to injury.
However, before being sidelined, the 20-year-old was a standout star in Graham Potter’s side.
In 11 league outings this term, the right-back has already managed to score one and provide three assists.
Such fine form has already seen Brighton reward the youngster with a fresh contract until 2025:
😁 Albion are delighted to confirm that Tariq Lamptey has signed a new contract committing his future to the club until June 2025!
💙 @TariqLamptey ✨
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) January 17, 2021
Arsenal, Man City & Everton linked with Lamptey
Such a lengthy deal may have seen the hopes of potential Lamptey suitors dampened
A host of clubs, including Arsenal, have been linked with the Englishman in recent weeks:
Tariq Lamptey has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal in recent weeks.
He’s just signed a new contract with Brighton 😎 pic.twitter.com/fPpdlszQGz
— Goal (@goal) January 17, 2021
But according to a recent report from the Athletic, Lamptey’s new deal is unlikely to discourage the clubs who were keen on recruiting him, with it added that Brighton’s asking price is expected to be similar despite his new deal.
In terms of teams interested in Lamptey, the Athletic credit all of Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City with an interest:
Exclusive: West Ham make €30m offer for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri. Bid of €25m + €5m add-ons lodged over weekend — rejected but talks ongoing. 23yo Moroccan has 13 goals in 26 games for club & country this season @TheAthleticUK #WHUFC #SEVILLAFC https://t.co/mRLzzlPS1t
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 18, 2021