EXCLUSIVE: Brighton target move for former West Ham forward

Date published: Wednesday 8th June 2016 11:35

Elliott Lee: Left West Ham at the end of last season

Elliott Lee: Left West Ham at the end of last season

Brighton are among a number of clubs tracking former West Ham striker Elliott Lee, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

Lee is looking for a new club after seeing out his contract at West Ham this month with all parties agreeing it was best to move on so that Lee could be playing first-team football on a regular basis.

The 21-year-old, who came through the ranks at West Ham, was highly-regarded at the club, but his chances of breaking into the first-team were limited.

Lee started last season in the first-team making three appearances in the Europa League qualifying rounds and scoring the winner against FC Lusitans, but after the Hammers failed to reach the group stages Lee saw his opportunities disappear.

Lee had spells out on loan at Colchester (twice), Southend, Luton and Blackpool during his time at West Ham and he is now seeking a new home as he looks to kick-start his career.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton is keen to bolster his side’s attacking options this summer after missing out on promotion last season and he is understood to be an admirer of Lee.

A number of other Championship and League One sides have also shown an interest in Lee and are all vying for the player’s signature this summer.

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