Brighton deal for Raphael Dwamena off after failed medical
Last Updated: 25/08/17 8:08pm
Brighton have pulled out of a deal to sign Raphael Dwamena from FC Zurich after the striker failed a medical.
The Seagulls had previously agreed terms with both Dwamena and the Swiss club over the potential deal for the 21-year-old, which would have been subject to a work permit.
And Dwamena, who was reportedly due to cost around £8m, was all set to join the Premier League club on Monday evening after just seven months at Stadion Letzigrund following his transfer from Red Bull Salzburg in January.
A statement from Brighton at the time said: "Brighton & Hove Albion can confirm that the club has reached agreement with FC Zurich for the permanent transfer of Ghanaian international, Raphael Dwamena, subject to work permit and international clearance.
"The 21-year-old striker has also agreed personal terms with the club and is now awaiting clearance to travel to the UK for his medical."
However, the Premier League new boys have now pulled the plug on the deal and released a fresh statement on Friday night which read: "Brighton & Hove Albion have withdrawn from the potential transfer of Raphael Dwamena, after the player failed the club's medical.
"The club would like to wish Raphael the very best for the future, as he returns to FC Zurich."
Brighton have not recorded a point or a goal in their first two Premier League matches this season.
However, they could have one new signing in the ranks for Saturday's trip to Watford after Jose Izquierdo received international clearance.