Brighton and Hove Albion slap £30m price tag on Arsenal and Everton-linked star
Tariq Lamptey’s future continues to hit the headlines, despite him signing a new long-term deal at Brighton and Hove Albion in January.
The 20-year-old broke onto the scene during the end of the 2019/20 season having joined from Chelsea in the winter transfer window for just £3million.
He carried that momentum into the beginning of this campaign and his lightning performances quickly fetched interest from a number of Premier League and European clubs.
In a bid to fend off interest, Albion tied Lamptey down to a new contract until June 2025 but the speculation has not gone away.
Last week, the England under-21s international was linked with Arsenal. Now, it’s Everton reportedly eyeing Lamptey.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the right-back, alongside Norwich City’s Max Aarons, is being considered as a possible replacement for Seamus Coleman.
It is claimed Lamptey, who has missed Albion’s last 12 matches due to a hamstring injury, has admirers at Goodison Park but his £30million price tag is “complicating matters”.
Indeed, while Lamptey is viewed as an option, Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti prefers to sign a taller full-back, with the electric Lamptey 5'5" tall.
Lamptey is nearing full fitness at Brighton having just missed out on a place in the matchday squad for the controversial 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.
Here are the latest transfer headlines from Brighton and their Premier League rivals: