Brighton has announced that Ibrahim Osman, a winger for FC Nordsjaelland, will sign with the team this summer for an estimated £16 million.
When the transfer window formally reopens in June 2024, Osman, 19, will sign a five-year contract with the Seagulls.
In 29 games with his current employers in all competitions (2023–24), including the Europa Conference League, the uncapped Ghanaian has five goals and four assists.
Brighton’s technical director David Weir said: “We’re looking forward to the opportunity of working with Ibrahim.
“He’s a young and exciting prospect, but for now it’s important that we give him the space to focus fully on Nordsjaelland, where he is enjoying a good season.
“Once the current season is over and he’s had the opportunity to rest during the summer, we will bring him into our environment where he will get the time and support he needs to settle here in England.”
Despite making it to the Danish Cup semifinals, Nordsjaelland is trailing behind in the fight for the Superliga title and was nearly eliminated from the Conference League during the group round.
Osman was recruited by the Danish team from his native country’s Right to Dream Academy, therefore the adolescent is pursuing the same career path as Simon Adingra, a star player for Albion right now.
Adingra, 22, has scored four goals in the Premier League so far this season and is a vital member of the Ivory Coast team that will play Nigeria in tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations final.
His Brighton teammates, however, have a challenging trip to Tottenham this afternoon.