Brighton and Hove Albion have made a huge statement of intent for the forthcoming Premier League season by signing Brentford striker Neal Maupay on undisclosed terms but rumoured to be for a fee in excess of £20 million.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has been a long-term target of the club and has agreed a four-year contract after passing his medical at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre in Lancing earlier today (Monday 5 August).
Brighton head coach Graham Potter said: “Neal is a talented striker, with good strength and pace, and he is a goalscorer.
“He will add an extra dimension to our existing forward options and we are delighted to have completed the transfer.
“The club has been monitoring Neal and has been aware of his ability for some time.
“Separately I was also aware of his obvious ability at Swansea and came up against him in the Championship last season.
“His record in the Championship has been exceptional, with 41 goals across the last two seasons, and now his challenge is to transfer that to the Premier League.”
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