Brighton boss Chris Hughton has left the door open for striker Elvis Manu to leave the club in January, after the Dutchman spoke to the media in his homeland about his desperation for regular football.
The 23-year-old has failed to settle in the Championship since arriving from Feyenoord two-years ago and finds himself occupying a fringe spot in the first-team, with the striker yet to start a Championship game for the Seagulls.
After Manu revealed his desperation for a loan or permanent exit in January, Hughton has been quoted by The Argus as being happy to let the forward leave in the New Year.
“I can understand that. He’s a really good lad but it has been tough here for him. He has improved from last season but it has been difficult for him.”
“Anything he says like that I think he would it say in the right way and also anything he says is not something that we wouldn’t already know or have already spoken about.”
“If there had been an offer for him then possibly he would have gone in the summer but he’s knuckled down really well.”
With just 14 appearances in two years, ten of which have been off the bench, it’s fair to assume Manu is surplus to requirements at Brighton and an exit for the player in January would certainly suit all parties.
Meanwhile, on the pitch, the Seagulls face Bristol City at Ashton Gate in the late kick-off tomorrow, with both sides undoubtedly looking for the three points to maintain their good form domestically.
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