Brighton and Hove Albion forward Ryan Longman has been linked with another loan move away from the club, with a report by The 72 claiming that both Championship and League One sides are interested in the youngster.
This comes after the 20-year-old’s sparkling first senior season on loan at AFC Wimbledon as his nine goals and two assists across all competitions helped the Dons to maintain their third tier status for another year.
Capable of playing as an out and out striker or on either wing, Longman possesses a brilliant low centre of gravity and turn of pace that can really strike fear into the hearts of opposition defenders.
Longman now appears set to head out on loan again in order to continue his development, however the report goes on to state that there is still a chance that he could stay on the South Coast and fight it out for a spot in the first team under Graham Potter.
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A product of the club’s academy system, the attacker has only made one senior appearance for the Seagulls so far and has one year remaining on his current contract with the club.
Longman would be a great signing for many an EFL club and I have seen his talents up close this season enough to see that he has a big future in the game.
Brighton have a real talent on their hands and its clear that they have to work out how to manage his development correctly in order for the player to become a regular for them in the years to come.
His breakthrough season with Wimbledon underlined his capabilities to play as a central striker or wide on either flank, a strength to his game that will only stand him in good stead.
From my point of view, his best position is out wide on the left and I think the next step for him is to determine if that is the best area for him to play in or not.