Young Brighton midfielder Solly March is set to reject a new contract at the AMEX Stadium in order to force his move to Premier League outfit Southampton, according to the Mirror.
The 21-year-old has been at Brighton his whole career, after coming through their youth academy in 2013, and has made 49 appearances for the Seagulls, netting 4 times.
After an impressive breakthrough season, where he was integral to the success of the side for the first few months of the season, before being ruled out with a lengthy injury, March has been attracting a lot of interest, and Southampton on keen on bringing him to St Mary’s.
Brighton were hoping they could keep hold of the youngster, but Southampton are a club renowned for developing talented young players and pushing them on to the next level, and March clearly has his sights set on a move.
The move could depend on March’s recovery this summer after his season was ended through injury.
However, no formal bid has been made yet, so for now, March is still a Brighton player.
Brighton fans…What do you make of the news? How big a blow would it be to lose March? What sort of fee should the club look to get if he were to leave? Let us know what you think in the comments below!