Tariq Lamptey

Ghana national football team target Tariq Lamptey has extended his contract with English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion by four years.

The extension should end the interest of potential suitors such as Arsenal who were said to be eyeing the former Chelsea prodigy.

Brighton confirmed in a statement posted on their website that Lamptey has signed a new contract committing his future to the club until June 2025.

The 20-year-old wing-back has established himself as one of the exciting players in the English game owing to his versatility.

Coach Graham Potter has since told the website that he is delighted to have secured the long-term future of the defender.

We knew his potential when we signed him a year ago, and hoped he would have a really positive impact on the club, and that has proved to be the case with his performances since June.

“He has been the model professional, he works exceptionally hard, is a humble lad and is a team player. He fits in with everything we would want from a player, now it’s about helping him reach his potential.”

Brighton Technical director Dan Ashworth added, “It shows how well Tariq has adjusted to the demands of Premier League football.

He fully deserves the new contract and has earned it with his hard work and performances.

“It now gives him and the club the opportunity to continue on the path he has started on since he joined last January.”

Lamptey came through the youth system with Chelsea, making his Premier League debut for the Blues in December 2019.

He joined Albion a month later, before starting his first top-tier match in the 0-0 draw at Leicester City in June.

He has now made 19 appearances for the club, as well as playing for England at under-21 level.

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