Seagulls trial Mali man
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brighton & Hove Albion have handed a trial to former West Brom man Sekou Berthe.Brighton & Hove Albion boss Mark McGhee has handed a trial to former West Bromwich Albion centre back Sekou Berthe.
The Mali-born defender, who holds a French EU passport, has been looking for pastures new since terminating his contract with The Baggies back in February.
The tall 27-year-old struggled to establish himself in his time at The Hawthorns, having joined the Premiership side from French club Troyes back in September 2003.
"Sekou Berthe trained with us this morning, and we will take a further look at him this week," McGhee told the club's official website.
McGhee's search for new faces has led him to consider offering a contract to Argentine striker Federico Turienzo.
The 22-year-old has been training with The Seagulls after leaving Gimnasia La Plata in his homeland, having failed with a previous trial at Dutch Eredivisie club NEC Nijmegen.
Two players that will not earn Brighton contracts are the Trinidad & Tobago pair of Brent Sancho and Kelvin Jack.
Meanwhile, a Football League tribunal will convene on Thursday to determine the amount of compensation that Leeds United will have to pay Brighton for Daniel Harding.