By Sam Stone

28th Oct, 2022 | 11:37am

Brighton agree personal terms with Facundo Buonanotte - Fabrizio Romano

Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed personal terms with Rosario Central midfielder Facundo Buonanotte according to The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano.

The Athletic reported (27 August) the Seagulls are willing to pay in excess of £3million for the 17-year-old midfielder and it now appears a deal has escalated.

Romano has revealed (28 October) negotiations are in progress with Rosario Central, including the final details and payment terms.

One for the future

Buonanotte is an Argentina under-20 international and has been a mainstay in Rosario’s first eleven in the 2022/23 season.

He has four goals and two assists from an attacking midfield position and he looks like he could be a smart piece of business for the Seagulls. Brighton have a knack for picking up younger players before they’re noticed by some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

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The 17-year-old is a player that could go one and see his value skyrocket for the Seagulls in the coming years, and in turn, earn the seasider’s a significant transfer fee. Considering he is playing regularly in Argentina’s top division, there’s every chance he could make an instant impact for Roberto De Zerbi’s first team.

The signing of Buonanotte could well be the first of De Zerbi looking to imprint a new style and philosophy at the Amex. We saw how effective Graham Potter was at getting the most out of undervalued players, and now the Italian could well be looking to do something similar.

The young attacker is certainly a name to keep an eye on in the years to come.

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