Brighton are currently leading the race to sign Derby County midfielder Jason Knight this summer, with the Rams set to face a considerable amount of interest in the 20-year-old, according to The Sun.
Knight is a player that has been attracting plenty of transfer interest for a while now, and it has been previously reported by the Irish Mirror that the likes of West Ham and Crystal Palace are interested in making a potential move for him.
According to the latest report from The Sun, the Rams could look to cash in on the midfielder and Louie Sibley to help address their financial difficulties.
The report from The Sun also outlines that Derby are bracing themselves for plenty of interest in Knight this summer with him thought to be a player that is being sought-after by numerous clubs.
That comes off the back of him managing to score two goals in his 43 Championship appearances this term as he played a role in helping Wayne Rooney’s side avoid the drop.
Did each of these 20 players ever score a goal whilst on loan at Derby County?
It is believed that Brighton are now the club that are leading the race for Knight’s potential signature this summer.
It seems like it is going to be very challenging for the Rams to keep hold of the midfielder and that the Seagulls are going to have to see off plenty of competition from other clubs if they are going to get this one over the line.
From this report, it seems inevitable that Knight will be one player heading for the exit door at Derby this summer. The midfielder is one of the Rams’ most sellable assets at the moment and it might be time for them to cash in on him to try and ease their financial position and maybe provide some funds for Rooney to make much-need improvements to the squad.
Brighton seems like the perfect sort of destination for Knight this summer, with the 20-year-old someone who you could see developing really well under Graham Potter’s coaching. He fits the bill of the profile of player that the Seagulls look to bring into the club and he is someone that has already amassed a lot of first-team experience for his age.
Whether Knight is ready to make that instant step up to the Premier League remains to be seen, but Brighton’s recruitment is usually very sensible and if they feel he is the right option for them then it is one that they have to consider. Personally, this is a signing that ticks many boxes for me and one that Potter will surely be keen to get over the line.