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What is the latest with Matt Clarke’s situation at Brighton amid West Brom transfer talk?

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Brighton & Hove Albion have managed to engage in some transfer business ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

As well as securing the services of Julio Enciso and Simon Adingra, the Seagulls have also parted ways with some players.

Haydon Roberts is set to feature for Derby County next season after sealing a loan move to Pride Park whilst Yves Bissouma joined Tottenham Hotspur last month on a permanent deal.

In terms of departures, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Matt Clarke at the Amex Stadium.

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce recently refused to rule out the possibility of his side making a move to re-sign the defender from the Seagulls this summer.

Here, we have decided to take a look at the latest regarding Clarke’s current situation at Brighton…

With Clarke’s deal at Brighton set to expire in 2023, the Premier League outfit will risk losing him on a free transfer next year if they do not resolve his future in the current window.

Yet to play a competitive game for the Seagulls since securing a move to the club from Portsmouth in 2019, the defender has been loaned out in each of the last three seasons.

Following two separate spells at Derby County, Clarke joined West Brom on a temporary basis last year and went on to feature on 33 occasions for the club in the Championship.

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Currently participating in pre-season training with his Brighton team-mates, the defender will be keen to force his way into the club’s plans for the 2022/23 campaign.

Speaking to Sussex Live about Clarke, Brighton head coach Graham Potter has admitted that he has been impressed by the defender and will continue to assess him during the club’s time in Portugal.

When you consider that the Seagulls are able to turn to the likes of Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Joel Veltman and Jan Paul van Hecke for inspiration in the heart of defence, Clarke may find it difficult to force his way into the club’s starting eleven next season if Potter opts to keep him at the club.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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