Tariq Lamptey: Young defender switches to Brighton from Chelsea

Tariq Lamptey: Young defender switches to Brighton from Chelsea

- Tariq Lamptey has completed a transfer switch from Chelsea to Brighton FC

- The young defender signed a three year-and-half deal with the EPL side

- Lamptey made his Premier League debut in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Arsenal at Emirates

Tariq Lamptey has completed a move from Stamford Bridge to Brighton in a deal which was sealed on January market transfer deadline, Friday, January 31.

Lamptey is one of the football revelations under Frank Lampard this season, with the young prodigy earning the praises of Chelsea fans when he came in as a substitute to help Chelse defeat Arsenal 2-1 at Emirates.

He finished the game with impressive stats, completing all four of his passes and two tackles in what marked him out as a young prospect for Chelsea's budding team.

With his old deal with Chelsea due to expire in the next summer, Lamptey was believed would sign a new contract but the 19-year-old defender opted to take up fresh challenges somewhere else.

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The youngster was previously linked with a move to French side Lille but in a sudden turn of things, Lamptey chose to remain in Premier Lague after agreeing to a deal with Brighton.

Lamptey signed a three-and-half year deal with the Graham Potter's side who are 15th on the Premier League table.

Speaking about his move, the England star said it was hard leaving his boyhood club but he needed development on his career.

‘'It was a really tough decision to leave as I’ve been at Chelsea since the age of seven and seen it all the way to the under-23s, and then the first team,’' Lamptey said after the Brighton move.

The young defender made his Premier League debut with Blues but insisted he needed to make a new leap on his career path.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have completed the signing of 20-year-old goalkeeper Nathan Bishop for an undisclosed fee from lower League side Southend.

Nathan Bishop has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Old Trafford landlords in what is a dream move for the young goalkeeper. He has made 17 appearances this season in the League One for Southend before joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

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