Atletico Madrid join Bayern Munich and Sevilla in monitoring Lamptey

Atletico Madrid join Bayern Munich and Sevilla in keeping tabs on Brighton sensation Tariq Lamptey but Seagulls hope they can persuade wing-back to sign an improved deal

  • Tariq Lamptey, 20, has been a revelation for Brighton so far this season
  • Right wing-back signed for the Seagulls from Chelsea back in January
  • He is attracting attention from abroad with Atletico Madrid latest to monitor him
  • Bayern Munich and Sevilla are among other European clubs interested  
  • Brighton are hopeful Lamptey will commit to a new and improved contract 

Atletico Madrid have joined the list of clubs monitoring Tariq Lamptey.

The LaLiga giants are keeping tabs on Brighton starlet Lamptey, becoming the latest European side to show interest in the 20 year-old, along with Bayern Munich and Sevilla who are also keen.

Right-back Lamptey has been a revelation since moving to Brighton in January from Chelsea on a three-year deal and is now attracting admiring glances from abroad.

Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey is attracting interest from a host of leading European clubs

The 20-year-old right-back scored Brighton’s equalising goal at Tottenham on Sunday 

At the same time, Brighton want to secure Lamptey on a new and improved deal with talks expected to begin after the next international break.

Brighton are determined to retain Lamptey after seeing him emerge as not only their first choice right-wing back but also statistically one of the most effective performers in the Premier League.

Lamptey scored his first senior goal in Brighton’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham to underline the attacking threat he poses down Brighton’s right hand side.

Brighton coach Graham Potter is hopeful Lamptey will agree to a new and improved contract

Lamptey has impressed since making the move to Brighton from Chelsea back in January

Latest figures show Lamptey leads the way among the top-flight’s full-backs when it comes to dribbles per game (4.82) and he is also the most-fouled defender in the top division, brought down 3.28 times per 90 minutes.

Lamptey also has the second-highest crossing accuracy (46.15 per cent) and the third highest number of defensive duels won (4.6 per game).

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