20-year-old right-back Tariq Lamptey has officially signed a new contract at Brighton & Hove Albion, extending until 2025.
The former Chelsea man has been a revelation at the club ever since arriving, leading to many asking for an England call-up.
Brighton fans will be delighted with the extension just a day after defeating Leeds United 1-0 to extend their stay outside the relegation zone. With the young fullback now tied down for many years to come, Graham Potter’s side could transition into a mid-table team.
Brighton manager Graham Potter expressed his delight at the news, telling the official club website: “We are delighted to see Tariq commit his long-term future here.
“We knew his potential when we signed him a year ago, and 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.”
Technical director Dan Ashworth also expressed his happiness, saying: “It shows how well Tariq has adjusted to the demands of Premier League football.
“He fully deserves the new contract and has earned it with his hard work and performances.
“It now gives him and the club the opportunity to continue on the path he has started on since he joined last January.”