Graham Potter sends transfer message to Arsenal, Liverpool and Aston Villa with Brighton claim
Graham Potter believes Brighton have ready-made replacements for their star players should they leave the club.
Albion have to get used to some of their biggest assets which are attracting interest from some of the biggest teams in the world.
Ben White was on the radar of Chelsea, Manchester United and more before signing for Arsenal last summer in a £50m deal.
And the Gunners, United, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester City, among others, are said to be watching the future of Tariq Lamptey and Yves Bissouma.
It’s not impossible that if all three were sold, they could fetch upwards of £150m.
While Brighton fans are hoping Bissouma and Lamptey will stick around for a long time yet, Potter believes they have strength throughout the park.
In goal, Kjell Scherpen looks like he could be a replacement for Robert Sanchez. Dan Burn and Shane Duffy are good alternatives to Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster and Joel Veltman in defense.
Moises Caicedo could be Bissouma’s heir apparent in midfield, and Kaoru Mitoma, Reda Khadra and Ryan Longman are a list of wingers who could make their breakthroughs at Brighton next season.
In the center of the park, they also have youngsters like Alexis Mac Allister, 23, Jakub Moder, 22, Steven Alzate, 23, new signing Kacper Kozlowski, 18, and more.
So if Brighton have lost a big player, do they feel they have players who can fill in and fill in well?
When asked that question, Potter replied, “I would say yes. If you look at Ben White’s situation, for example.
“You want to keep your players but at the same time the value of making a sale of so many that we got for Ben.
“It was a win-win-win situation because Ben is lucky enough to move to a club that is pushing for the Champions League, they get a good player and we get good pay.
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“Sometimes it’s the right thing for everyone. We didn’t add a central defender afterwards, but we still did well as a team and that’s the same in all areas. We believe we have players who can also take steps forward.
“When they play, that’s how they improve. It’s not rocket science. We have a lot of players pushing to play, it’s not just XI. Whatever happens, I think we have coverage in a lot of positions.
It looks like Albion’s future is very bright.