The previous Seagull shares his ideas on the membership’s bid to maintain their high expertise amid large curiosity
Former Brighton and Hove Albion star Dean Hammond believes the membership face issue maintaining Ghana goal Tariq Lamptey at Falmer Stadium amid reported curiosity from some large European suitors.
The 20-year-old has reportedly caught the eye of Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Everton following a run of tremendous performances within the Premier League.
Brighton, who’re at the moment in a relegation battle, equally face a problem holding on to Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma and defender Ben White, who’ve additionally been linked to the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
“I believe that [attraction of Brighton players] comes right down to the job that the supervisor has completed. These gamers would not be having the popularity or have been in a position to present their expertise if the supervisor had not given them the chance within the first-team,” he advised Sussex Dwell.
“They’re nonetheless younger gamers. Somebody like Ben White has been good, Bissouma has been improbable, Lamptey earlier this season was one of the standout gamers within the league.
“They’ve all been improbable and they’re actually proficient gamers. Can Brighton maintain onto them? After all, they will. However cash does speak.
“If one of many high 4 or high six is available in with a extremely large provide, will probably be troublesome to show it down. And a possible relegation is one other matter.”
Lamptey, who’s at the moment out injured, has made 11 appearances for Brighton to this point this season, beginning in the entire matches, scoring as soon as and helping three objectives.
He joined the Seagulls from Chelsea in January final 12 months after struggling for first-team alternatives at Stamford Bridge.
In January, Brighton handed the 20-year-old an extra three-and-a-half-year contract in a bid to safe his long-term future however that has completed little to drive away his admirers.
“Golf equipment like Brighton, Southampton, and Leicester [City] in some respects, when you can obtain a giant payment for certainly one of your proficient gamers then you may re-invest again into the squad, so it will probably work each methods,” Hammond added.
“I believe Brighton have completed that very effectively, and Southampton and Leicester have completed that effectively too.
“It may be a little bit of a mannequin for Brighton and Southampton, convey the youthful gamers by means of, obtain a extremely large payment, after which reinvest for the longer term.”
Born within the UK to Ghanaian dad and mom, Lamptey has additionally emerged as a goal for Ghana who’re eager to see him swap a attainable worldwide future with England for an journey with the Black Stars.