Brighton and Hove Albion send defender on loan to German side

Posted On 04 Aug 2022 at 2:57 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Michal Karbownik has joined Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Dusseldorf on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old Poland international joined Albion from Legia Warsaw for £3 million in October 2020.

Albion’s pathway development manager Gordon Greer said: “Michal spent last season on loan at Olympiacos and this is another good opportunity for him to gain some vital first-team experience.

“Michal is at an age where he needs to be playing regularly and we will watch his progress in Germany closely. We wish him all the best for the season ahead.”

Karbownik has spent much of his time on loan since joining Brighton although he made his debut for the Seagulls in February last year, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup.

The versatile 21-year-old made his second Albion appearance in the 2-0 win over Cardiff City in the Carabao Cup last August.

The same month he joined Olympiacos on loan and went on to make 19 appearances for the Greek champions.

Karbownik has now played three times for Poland’s senior side, most recently in his country’s 3-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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