Brighton fans can look back on 2017 as one of the greatest years in the history of the south coast club, with promotion to the Premier League for the first time the clear highlight of the Seagulls’ successful spell.
Fans of Chris Hughton’s side sang long into the night when promotion to the top-flight was confirmed at the back end of last season, and are delighted with the way their side have conducted themselves in the Premier League, with the club well in contention for survival entering the second-half of the campaign. However there is an awareness that a couple more faces may be needed in the new year, and our landlord caught up with the south coast faithful in a chilly beer garden.
Confident of tying up a sensational deal for Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, our landlord can’t help but feel that Hughton’s dealings with the SPL giants aren’t over, and should also consider a switch for winger, Scott Sinclair.
The 28-year-old has impressed north of the border since making the switch from Aston Villa in 2016, scoring twenty-nine goals in only fifty-five league encounters. Proving himself at that level, Englishman Sinclair will surely remain keen to try his hand at the Premier League once more before his career comes to an end, and now may be the perfect opportunity to do so. Brighton are a side on the lookout for quality, and a double move for Celtic’s most efficient pair could provide the emphasis Hughton’s side needs to stay up this season.
Sinclair has vast top-flight experience, having played in the division with the likes of Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City and Aston Villa, and that exposure could play a vital role in Brighton’s remaining games. Sinclair and Dembele have forged an excellent relationship at Parkhead, and if Hughton can bring the duo to The Amex Stadium, the Seagulls should have enough about them to stay up.
Seagulls fans, would you like to see Sinclair follow Dembele to the south coast? Let us know!