Brighton chief executive Paul Barber is expected to be a busy man in the upcoming transfer window with a host of his players’ futures in the spotlight.
Alexis Mac Allister, Moisés Caicedo, and goalkeeper Rob Sanchez are just some of the players linked with other clubs.
Brighton have done fantastically well in recent transfer markets and it is not expected to be too long before they cash in on their big stars.
Manchester United were linked with a move for Moisés Caicedo while he was playing with Independiente del Valle, Brighton signed him for just €5M. He is expected to be sold for at least ten times that figure when he does move on to pastures new.
However Barber wants to hold onto his stars until at least the summer. Speaking to the Argus on if there has been any interest in his world cup winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, Barber said:
“No – and we don’t want any. We are quite happy as we are, certainly for as long as we can be.
“But we are also realistic. Alexis Mac Allister has just won a World Cup at 23 years of age and has had a fantastic season with us”, he added
“We know there is going to be interest in Alexis.”
“We know Moises Caicedo is one of the top talents. We know Rob Sanchez is one of the world’s best young goalkeepers.”
“This is normal, this is the world we wanted to operate in and this is the world we are operating in.”
“We can’t be surprised when there is interest and at some point we have to accept that these players will go on to play at an even higher level than ours.”
But, at the moment, we are going well.
“We are looking forward to the rest of the season and we want to try and keep our group together.”