Tariq Lamptey: Brighton defender signs new deal

Tariq Lamptey has committed his future to Brighton by signing a new long-term contract that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2024/25 season; Lamptey has made 19 appearances since joining from Chelsea a year ago; he has made two appearances for England U21s

Tariq Lamptey has committed himself to Brighton until the summer of 2025
Image: Tariq Lamptey has committed himself to Brighton until the summer of 2025

Tariq Lamptey has signed a new contract at Brighton, committing his future to the club until 2025.

The 20-year-old right-back has been a revelation since joining the Seagulls, with his electric pace reportedly putting him on the radar of some of Europe's biggest clubs.

But Brighton have moved to quell speculation of a transfer away by handing Lamptey a new deal, one year after his arrival from Chelsea.

Head coach Graham Potter 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.

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"He has been the model professional, he works exceptionally hard, is a humble lad and is a team player. He fits in with everything we would want from a player, now it's about helping him reach his potential."

Lamptey has made 19 appearances for Brighton since signing last January, while also establishing himself at England under-21 level.

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He scored his first Brighton goal in the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on November 1.

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