Arsenal suffer blow as Lamptey chooses to stay and extend his contract at Brighton

Arsenal has been dealt a huge blow in their bid to land Tariq Lamptey from Brighton as the full-back closes in on a new contract extension, according to Mail Sport.

Lamptey has been a revelation since the Seagulls signed him from the Chelsea academy about a year ago.

His performances have been so good that they also attracted the attention of top European teams like Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The report in the Mail also reckons the Gunners consider him to be the ideal replacement for Hector Bellerin who is wanted by Barcelona.

Should Bellerin leave Arsenal in the summer, the Gunners will now struggle to land Lamptey.

He signed a three-year deal when he first joined Brighton, but they have been impressed by his performances for them so far and want to give him better terms.

Bellerin has continued to deliver for Arsenal, but he is getting older and the earlier Arsenal sells him, the more valuable he would be in the transfer market.

At 20, Lamptey could offer a decade or more of improving performances.

Given the number of teams eyeing a move for him, he will not come cheap, but he would be worth it.

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7 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    KROENKE! Nothing more needs be said, even were Lamptey available this summer.

  2. Simon says:

    Not needed

    1. Dan kit says:

      Like Simon said not sure why we would be going for a right back as Bellerin as upped his game these last couple of months .

  3. Sid says:

    Are we sure he is better though? He is short and cant win aerial duels. So maybe not a blow but a bullet dodged?

  4. Shakir says:

    I really really like him.
    I think he is a great player
    Energy,technique,footballing brain hes got it all

  5. Jim wall says:

    Think this summer could be arteta last if he don’t get things right in the transfer market.
    Sell..or let go…
    Mustafi
    Luiz
    Sok
    Kolas
    Chambers
    Elneney
    Xakai
    Cobbello
    Amn
    Willock
    Nelson
    Nekitha
    Willian
    Pepe

    1. JERRY says:

      I agree all except Xhaka and Chambers

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