Right now really is a great time for football fans in Brighton. England are fighting their way to a possible World Cup final in under a week, sparking jubilant scenes in the city. On top of this, Albion are now making headway with some of their more ambitious summer transfer targets.
Albion are so often a club who are wildly speculated to have links with a player, with moves rarely materialising. Chris Hughton has bucked this trend with his savvy summer signings. The latest in this wave of incoming talent is a young player with Champions League experience.
23-year-old Brazilian Bernardo is Albion’s new man. The player has impressed in his time with surprise breakouts RB Leipzig, who have become a fixture of the German Bundesliga. Bernardo has been pivotal to their success. He is a highly versatile player, with the ability to play in the full-back positions or in midfield.
Bernardo will add flair to a side often lacking that clinical, inventive edge. His pace and creativity will surely see him ease into the flow of the Premier League.
While £9 million is a fairly substantial price tag given Albion’s usual spending habits, moves like these are essential in ensuring continued success and growth for the club. Albion’s 2018/19 season should be another exciting one.