By Sam Stone

24th Jul, 2022 | 4:00pm

Brighton eye move for Dundee United youngster Mathew Cudjoe - report

Brighton are watching Dundee United youngster Mathew Cudjoe despite only making two senior appearances for the Scottish club, according to The Sun.

The newspaper also reported on Sunday 24 July, that if the 18-year-old did move to the Amex he would be immediately loaned out to their partner club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium.

It has been suggested that a move to Belgium will allow the youngster to gain more game time and also improve his chances of getting a work permit to play in England.

One for the future

This is clearly one for the future, with Graham Potter and Brighton currently unable to use the 18-year-old midfielder as his work permit issue will prevent him from featuring for an English club.

A move to Brighton would be a sensible decision for Cudjoe with the Amex proving to be a great environment for youngsters to develop over recent years.

Potter would be a superb mentor for the midfielder as he enters a crucial stage of his development, as the highly-rated Seagulls boss is becoming known for his tactical ability.

Having only featured twice for Dundee United, the midfielder needs to experience first-team football in the near future, whether that be where he is or out on loan after making the Premier League move.

Making the switch to Belgium, or to any club in Europe, would be a great experience for the Ghanian teenager, with plenty of younger players using success on the continent as a platform to build from.

From a Brighton perspective, this would be a cheap deal for the club to secure meaning there is little to no risk involved for the Seagulls.

Cudjoe could be a name we hear more of in the coming years.

In other Brighton news, the Seagulls are interested in Manchester United defender Brandon Williams.