According to The Athletic, Arsenal are admirers of Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey, and the starlet’s new contract is unlikely to discourage any potential transfer suitors.
Now, The Athletic claim that despite putting pen to paper on a new deal with the Seagulls, that will not deter interested clubs from making a move for him.
The report reveals that the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City are among Lamptey’s domestic admirers, and that Brighton’s asking price for their talented prospect will remain similar to that before his new deal.
With Arsenal really beginning to feel the rewards of trusting in the club’s abundance of young talents – Mikel Arteta’s side have reeled off five wins in six games in all competitions – the arrival of Lamptey at the Emirates would be another exciting step in the right direction.
The 20-year-old can play at right-back or right wing-back, and with Bukayo Saka now featuring from a more attacking role on the right-hand side, it could give Arsenal a scintillating attack down that side.
The duo could give the Gunners an added dimension of intensity and pace, with Lamptey being described as “unbelievably quick“. That speed could ensure Arsenal don’t get caught out in transitions on the counter-attack, but also allow them to be more adventurous going forward.
With Saka cutting in from the right-hand side, Lamptey could make more dangerous overlapping runs on the outside, much like what Kieran Tierney has been doing to great effect for the north Londoners this season on the opposite flank – the Scotland international has already racked up an impressive three assists from left-back.
Lamptey and Saka could represent the future of Arsenal’s right-hand side.