Highly rated right-back Tariq Lamptey has committed his future to Brighton until the summer of 2025 after we reported of a contract offer made to him last week.
The club took to their official website to break the news to fans that one of their most promising players will be staying.
However, the news of a new deal being offered to Lamptey was first brought to by Premier League Central. We brought the news of a new deal to you four days before it signed, via a source close to the player.
The new deal will have brought some optimism to Brighton fans as their side sit 16th in the table.
Manager Graham Potter spoke to the club’s website about his delight in Lamptey signing the new deal. He said: “We are delighted to see Tariq commit his long-term future here.
“We knew his potential when we signed him a year ago, and hoped he would have a really positive impact on the club, and that has proved to be the case with his performances since June.”
It has been a quick rise for Tariq Lamptey from being a Chelsea academy product to full-time starter for the Seagulls. Since his arrival to Brighton, Lamptey has featured in 19 Premier League games for Graham Potter’s side.
His performances for Brighton have had Chelsea fans questioning why the even let him go in the first place. A transfer fee of just £2.97m could well go down as one of Brighton’s best ever transfers.
Despite interest from some of Europe’s biggest sides in Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in Lamptey, his willingness to sign a new deal shows he is buying into his club’s ambition.