Brighton & Hove Albion are all set for their first season in the Premier League following promotion from the Championship last season. Chris Hughton’s side thoroughly deserved their achievement and were for me the standout side in the division despite letting their title grasp slip in the closing weeks. As applied to all clubs, improvements are needed in the transfer market and the Seagulls have already gone to work signing Pascal Groß, Josh Kerr and Matthew Ryan for a club record fee. The transfer activity will no doubt not end there so here are three players Brighton should go after if they are to avoid the drop.
- Andy Robertson
Brighton are clearly eyeing a left back having held talks with Ingolstadt full back Markus Suttner. The club have already had a bid rejected so if their pursuit isn’t successful they should switch their focus to Andy Robertson who is sought after particularly following Hull’s relegation. The bonus with the Scottish full back is that he has Premier League experience and pedigree over Suttner who could be deemed a greater gamble. The former Dundee United player is the perfect fit for Brighton as he’s a bright technical prospect who’s main qualities are getting forward and opening the pitch up. Competition would be stiff but a reported £8 million would be a bargain and it’s something Albion are capable are pulling off with the project at the AMEX.
2. Jack Wilshere
Wilshere for me has been exposed that he is not good enough to be playing for Arsenal. A loan move for the 25 year old is surely the best option for the midfielder himself as he played a lot more games than expected for Bournemouth last season. The Cherries share similarities to Albion where they favor technical abilities and having played in a 4-4-2 last season under Eddie Howe it would be a logical switch if he were to move to Brighton. The argument against this is that Wilshere is a step above Brighton but I disagree as he hasn’t genuinely proved it and if convinced by a certain project he may be convinced by another loan outside the top 6.
3. Shane Long
I think the Seagulls need some more ammunition to lead the line as the likes of Glenn Murray who is superb in the Championship provides doubts in the Premier League. Shane Long would be again a good fit and a way for the Irishman to have regular football instead of being on the back foot with Charlie Austion and Marco Gabbiadini more likely to be playing for Saints. Long’s energy and dynamism would be a great option for the way Brighton setup, having a threat on the counter which no other player possesses like Long. He is an all rounder with a reliability that can be well worth the signing despite being 30 so shouldn’t break the bank and could capture Long’s interest.
Would these all be good signings Brighton fans? Let us know in the comments below!