Africa Soccer Brighton loan out new Ivorian striker to Belgian team

Brighton and Hove Albion have loaned out Ivorian striker Simon Adingra to Belgian side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, subject to international clearance.

The Premier League side says Adingra will spend the entire 2022/23 season with the Belgian side.

Brighton Technical director David Weir said: “Simon had a real breakthrough season in Denmark last season and this will give him the opportunity to build on that with regular football at a really good level.

“There’s also the chance of European football, which alongside adapting to a new country and league, will help him develop as a person and a professional.

“We will be keeping close tabs on Simon’s progress and look forward to seeing how he does this coming year. We wish him the best of luck.”

The striker joined Albion from Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjaelland last week, signing a four-year contract.

Adingra made 33 appearances in the Danish Superliga last season, scoring ten goals and registering four assists.

The 20-year-old signed a four-year contract with Brighton last week.

The Ivorian joined the Danish Superliga club in January 2020 and scored on his debut against FC Copenhagen in April 2021.

Last season, he contributed 10 goals and four assists in 33 league and cup appearances.

Simon is a product of Ghana’s famous Right To Dream Academy.

He is right-footed but can operate on either flank. 

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