Brighton transfer rumours: Seagulls eye 19 goal former Newcastle United striker as Leeds United target Real Madrid winger
Brighton & Hove Albion lost to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Indeed, Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling has claimed that Tariq Lamptey has “beyond question” been Brighton’s player of the season.
The full-back was a standout performer for Albion in the early stages of the campaign, but has been sidelined since December with a hamstring injury.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, he said: “They had more bad news this week because Tariq Lamptey, who has beyond question been their player of the season, has had a setback.
"He’s been out since December. He’s not going to be back in the near future.
"He’s a massive miss for them.”
Pundit Joleon Lescott responded: “Yeah, he’s massive for them, going forward and stuff, but again, is he going to be the goal threat they need?
"They’re creating a lot of chances, but no-one is convincing in front of goal. I don’t think they’re a team who can afford to have someone a little more selfish in front of goal, and then it detracts from their style of play.
"They may need to have five at the back and also four in midfield, and kind of nullify teams that way.
"It’s daunting for them because Fulham are playing a lot better football than they were at the start of the season.”
But, as always, there is still plenty of transfer talk swirling around the internet this morning...
Here, we take a look at the rest of the transfer talk from Brighton and their Premier League rivals: