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The Premier League goalkeeper that could replace Stockdale at Brighton this summer

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Promotion achieved and just one win away from the title, the 2016/17 Championship season will go down as one of the most successful years in the history of Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Seagulls have been the best team in the division, and their consistency will be rewarded with a place in the Barclays Premier League next season.

Manager Chris Hughton will look to wrap up the title, before turning his attentions to the summer transfer window, and the strengthening of his squad.

One man who has been a key cog in Brighton’s successful year, but may not be at the club next season is goalkeeper, David Stockdale.

The former Fulham stopper has had a solid season between the sticks, but with his contract set to expire in less than two months, the future of the player remains unclear.

In recent days, Leeds United have been reported to be plotting an audacious move for the player, who was born in the Yorkshire city.

If Stockdale finds a move him to be the right switch, then the south coast side will need to find a replacement.

One man who they may turn to who won’t cost them a penny is Crystal Palace keeper, Wayne Hennessey.

The Welsh number one’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and despite beating out competition from summer signing, Steve Mandanda, the stopper looks set to leave Selhurst Park this summer.

This is where Brighton come into the equation.

The champions elect will be in the market for a new shot stopper, and what better business than signing an experienced international on the free?

Hennessey would be an excellent addition to the Brighton side, and a string of impressive Premier League performances this season makes a move for the player even more viable.

Hughton will have a sizeable transfer budget this summer, but a number one on a free transfer may be the biggest bit of business the former Newcastle boss does all summer.

The best thing about this move for Brighton fans? Doing one over their fierce rivals.


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