Brighton & Hove Albion have done quite a bit of business in the summer leading up to their Premier League debut. As many as fourteen new signings have come in for the Seagulls at youth and first-team levels. Reinforcement has arrived in almost every position with some players impressing and others…less so. The Seagulls have spent upwards of £45 million on transfers and manager Chris Hughton is giving it a real go in his attempt to avoid relegation but will it be enough?
Brighton currently sit in 14th in the Premier League table after that huge 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion. There won’t be many complaints from Seagulls fans if they finish in that position in May but there’s a long way to go yet. In terms of summer transfer business, Brighton have been busy in this ever-changing market.
“It’s not like selling your house,” claims the original super agent, Jon Smith in an interview with Betway.
Deals usually start “three to four months” before the transfer window even opens, Smith explains.
“Unless you get to the middle of August and someone’s just bought your left-back.
“If that wasn’t on your radar, then you have to jump some hoops very quickly.”
Brighton didn’t exactly panic this window. Just two incoming deals were completed in the last week of the transfer window with the arrivals of Ezequiel Schelotto and Newcastle United’s Tim Krul on loan.