REPORT: Solly March Set for New Contract Talks

Solly March New Contract

According to Andy Naylor of The Athletic, Brighton & Hove Albion are set to begin talks with Solly March over a new contract.

Discussions are set to begin in 2021 after they were delayed so that his strong start to the season could be further assessed by the club over a longer period of time.

A new deal would see March reach a decade at the club, after signing from non-league club Lewes in December 2011.

Solly March Set for New Contract Talks

Nine Years at the Club

March has been an ever-present in the Brighton team since joining from the Isthmian League Premier Division side. Despite not playing a game in his first full season at the club, the following season he would go on to make 25 appearances for The Seagulls in all competitions.

He also played a massive part in their promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.

Despite starting that season with the under-23s, he worked his way back into the first team, scoring three times and getting three assists in 25 games as Brighton were promoted automatically.

The following season he played all but two Premier League games and was crucial as Brighton battled to stay up in their first-ever season in England’s top flight.

Having been at the club for almost a decade, the 26-year-old is a real fan favourite, with many fans calling for an England call-up after a strong start to this season.

New Position This Season

Despite being a more attacking player, Graham Potter’s move to three at the back has meant that March has had to move into more of a wing-back role this season.

However, the Englishman has taken to his role well and has been one of Potter’s best players this season as The Seagulls sit three points above the drop zone.

His start to the season even had him rumoured as a shock call-up to the England squad for their games against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland. However, nothing ever materialised from that rumour despite the Three Lions’ current problem at left wing-back.

His conversion to a wing-back role has provided balance in their defence and allowed Tariq Lamptey to shine on the opposite side of the pitch. The more attacking right-back has been able to get forward in a wing-back role, which has allowed him to get three assists and one goal so far this season.

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