Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Chelsea youngster Tariq Lamptey. The 19-year-old defender, who can play at right-back or left-back, has signed for an undisclosed fee until 2023.
Tariq Lamptey Leaves Chelsea for Brighton & Hove Albion
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Career So Far
Lamptey was born in London and joined Chelsea at the age of seven, progressing through the ranks to the U18s before making his debut at the age of 16.
He was also part of England’s squad at the U19 European Championships and has featured for the U23 squad at Chelsea.
His senior debut for the Blues came against Arsenal in December, and he made two further appearances for Frank Lampard’s side in the FA Cup. In addition, he featured three times in the Leasing.com Trophy, scoring two goals in a 3-2 defeat against Walsall.
What Was Said
Speaking about the move to the club website, Brighton head coach Graham Potter said: “We are really pleased to have secured the signing of a really exciting young talent in Tariq.
“I am now looking forward to working with Tariq on the training pitch to help him develop further, and I’m sure our supporters are looking forward to seeing him in an Albion shirt.
“With his pace and technical ability, Tariq provides us with another option on the right side of the pitch both at right-back, where we already have good competition, and also further up the pitch.”
Technical director Dan Ashworth added: “We have been working on securing young, ambitious players with a high level of technical ability and a strong work ethic.
“Tariq has already achieved a lot for a teenager, with both Chelsea and England, and we’re thrilled he feels he can take the next step forward in his career with us.”