Simon Adingra set for Brighton medical - The Athletic
Nordsjaelland forward Simon Adingra is headed to Brighton for a medical ahead of a potential summer transfer, The Athletic reports.
The move is expected to be worth £6million for the 20-year-old who has scored 12 goals in 40 appearances for the Danish club since his debut in 2021.
Graham Potter’s side have already signed one young goalscorer in the form of Julio Enciso from Libertad Asuncion as they look to add more firepower.
No Seagulls player made it to double figures in 2021/22 despite the historic ninth-placed Premier League finish, with top-scorer Neil Maupay scoring nine.
According to The Athletic’s report Adingra came through the Right to Dream Academy Ghana before moving to Denmark.
He scored on his debut for Nordsjaelland and together with Enciso will add to hopes that the club can continue to develop after their impressive showing in the recently-concluded season.
Although Yves Bissouma has been sold to Tottenham for around £25million the incoming transfer business is looking promising for fans.
Two young goal-scorers have the potential to lift the whole club if they hit the ground running, especially since both of them would cost less than the fee gained for the Malian midfielder.
He may need to be replaced, and there is potential that Marc Cucurella moves to Manchester City for big money as well.
The club don’t want to sell the left-back but he is thought to be interested, and if he goes there will again be another sizeable fee received, but it would give the club another gap to fill.
In 33 senior appearances during 2021/22 Adingra scored 10 times and assisted four more, while four reserve appearances saw him net six more times.
The transfer business model is clearly to target modestly-priced young talent who have the potential to become important players with significant sell-on value.
As long as the players fulfil that potential it will be highly rewarding, especially after a number of flops in recent years when aiming for more established players.
In other Brighton news, one Seagulls star has switched international allegiance.