Exclusive: Brighton chief facing big transfer headache over prolific German striker

Date published: Wednesday 15th December 2021 3:37 - TEAMtalk staff

Deniz Undav, Royal Union Saint-Gilloise striker at a press conference

Brighton & Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom has a big decision to make about striker Deniz Undav, TEAMtalk understands.

The 26-year-old is currently top scorer in Belgium football where he is starring for league leaders Royal Union St Gilloise. Union were promoted from the Belgian second division last season and are taking the top-flight by storm after nearly 50 years away.

Indeed, their rags to riches story is captivating the Belgian media – and striker Undav is undoubtedly their star man.

And we can reveal that a host of clubs are considering making a move for the German ace in January.

Bloom is the owner of Union having bought them out in 2018. Therefore, any decision on their players ultimately lies with him.

Undav has bagged a hugely-impressive 16 goals in just 18 games. As such, it’s no surprise to see goal-shy Brighton themselves doing regular checks on him.

And while Bloom would give Brighton first refusal, they are not his only option. As such, we can reveal a host of clubs from around Europe are taking a keen interest in Undav’s form, including Norwich and Brentford.

Brighton leading charge for Polish wonderkid

Brighton are reportedly edging closer to the signing of a Polish wonderkid, with Liverpool and Man City set to lose out.

The Seagulls are making a habit of signing unfamiliar players and turning them into top-flight stars. Yves Bissouma and Leandro Trossard are notable examples.

Now, as per the Daily Mail they are close to securing a deal for 18-year-old Kacper Kozlowski. He represents Polish outfit Pogon Szczecin but is set for bigger and better things.

The starlet made his first-team debut at just 15, and has been tipped for a move to one of Europe’s top leagues ever since.

That transfer could finally take place this winter as Brighton are willing to meet his £8million price tag. Kozlowski will require a work permit but the Seagulls are confident a deal will go through.

Potter’s side want to loan him out to Belgian Pro League team Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for the remainder of the campaign.

Kozlowski has been scouted by Liverpool, Man City and AC Milan in the past. But it seems Brighton will give the young playmaker his big break in England.

PREDICTIONS: No agreement on Brighton v Wolves; easy wins for City, Liverpool, Chelsea

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