Brighton & Hove Albion has focused on an African talent who is about to complete his transfer to the Premier League in their search to replace Moises Caicedo.

Caicedo recently completed a £115 million transfer to Chelsea after quickly becoming a household figure in Premier League football over the course of the previous season.

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However, Brighton has now selected Carlos Baleba to take Caicedo’s place in the defensive midfield position. According to Fabrizio Romano, a leading expert on transfers, Brighton is reportedly close to signing the 19-year-old Lille midfielder.


Carlos Baleba is currently in Brighton for the second phase of medical testing, tweeted Romano.

It is now time to sign the #BHAFC Told contract, which has a 2028 expiration date with a 2029 extension option.

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