Tariq Lamptey has signed a new contract at Brighton, committing his future to the club until 2025.
The 20-year-old right-back has been a revelation since joining the Seagulls. His electric pace has reportedly put him on the radar of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Bayern Munich were linked with a move for Lamptey earlier this season. Recently, Atletico Madrid had also reportedly joined the race.
But Brighton have moved to quell speculation of a move away by handing Lamptey a new deal. It’s a fitting reward for the player who has shone at the AMEX since his arrival from Chelsea a year ago.
Head coach Graham Potter said: “We are delighted to see Tariq commit his long-term future here.
“We knew his potential when we signed him a year ago. We hoped he would have a really positive impact on the club, and that has proved to be the case with his performances since June.
“He has been the model professional, he works exceptionally hard, is a humble lad and is a team player. He fits in with everything we would want from a player, now it’s about helping him reach his potential.”
Lamptey has made 19 appearances for Brighton since signing last January, while also establishing himself at England under-21 level.
He scored his first Brighton goal in the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on November 1.
Brighton star targeted by Liverpool
Lamptey is not the only Brighton star to have been linked with a move to a bigger club in recent weeks.
Midfielder Yves Bissouma is also on the radar of several clubs, including Liverpool – who may be looking for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Recently, one transfer expert claimed that Bissouma was Liverpool’s top target ahead of the summer.
It leaves Brighton with work to do in relation to his contract as well.