Brighton and Hove Albion are set to unleash Ivory Coast's youngster Simon Adingra into the Premier League next season.
English outfit Brighton and Hove Albion are set to introduce another talented youngster to the rest of the Premier League.
Brighton will unleash Ivorian forward Simon Adingra from their famous collection of talents in the 2023/2024 season.
Adingra has already shown glimpses of what the potential he possesses after an excellent outing against another Premier League Brentford in the PL Summer Series in the United States of Ameria, USA.
Adingra vs Brentford
The youngster was in superb form as the Seagulls sealed a 2-0 win over Nigeria Super Eagles’ Frank Onyeka and his fellow Bees on Wednesday.
Adingra scored both goals to inspire the Bees to their first win in the Summer Series. But what exactly do you know about the Brighton young forward?
Pulse Sports Nigeria takes you through five interesting things you need to know about the young African.
1. Signed from Denmark
The 21-year-old, was signed last summer from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.
He signed a four-year contract with the Seagulls after being impressive at the Danish club.
Adingra made his debut for Nordsjealland against giants Copenhagen.
2. Made in Ghana
While Adingra was spotted by Brighton in Denmark, the Ivorian was made in Africa.
He is a graduate of the famous Right to Dream Academy in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The Right to Dream Academy, a multi-club Academy, started in 1999
3. He's a proper goal threat
Brighton are renowned for their attacking philosophy, especially under the guidance of Italian manager Roberto Zerbi.
The Seagulls have built their scouting department around this attacking style and in Adingra, they have added another talented offensive star.
Adingra has proven to be a good goal threat, having impressed everywhere he has been. In the Danish Superliga, he scored 10 goals and assisted four in 33 appearances.
Last season, he improved on that with 11 goals and nine assists in 30 in Belgium.
4. Spent last season on a loan
Brighton signed Adingra as early last summer but allowed him enjoy some game time elsewhere to build on his experience.
He spent the 2022/2023 campaign at Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise, where he formed a formidable partnership with fellow African and Nigerian star Victor Boniface.
The youngster contributed 20 goals in 30 appearances for the Royales as they came moved within touches of the Jupiler title.
5. Living his dream
Ahead of next season, Adingra is set to tick off something from his to-do list and will do whatever it takes to achieve that. He says playing in the Premier League has always been a dream and next season, he has the chance to achieve that feat.
“I am so excited because it's a dream since I was a kid, I was dreaming to play in the Premier League, so I am very very excited," said according to a report from the Premier League.
Meanwhile, after the performance against Brentford, Brighton’s manager De Zerbi says the Ivorian will play a big role for the Seagulls next season.
"I know the quality of Adingra," De Zerbi added. "Another big player for us, we are building a strong team with many players in every position of the pitch."
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