Brighton & Hove Albion Looking To Sign This Portuguese Hero: Just What Hughton Needs?

Brighton & Hove Albion might have lost their opening game against Manchester City but that doesn’t stop Chris Hughton from making further signings for his side. The newly promoted side have come to the Premier League with an intent to survive in the top tier for this season.

They do have the resources to give a tough fight to thwart the relegation scare but the gaffer thinks he could do some much-needed work with a number of transfers before the transfer window closes.

According to reports, The Seagulls have enquired about a possible loan move for Lille forward Eder. The Portuguese is well known for his famous injury time winner in the final of the Euro 2016 against France which ended Portugal’s long drought of an international trophy.

But despite the recognition, he failed to make much noise for the French club and they are now considering offloading him. Brighton do have a very envious forward line with the likes of Glenn Murray and Sam Baldock in the ranks but considering the current competition in the top tier, Hughton has felt the need of a physical presence up front and Eder fits the bill perfectly.

Premier League remains one of the toughest adventures for a striker given its physical requirements and Eder’s physical ability to withstand the obstacles could prove handy for Hughton whose side showed promise despite their loss to a mightier Manchester City.

Not only Brighton, the prospect of landing the lanky defender has alerted a number of clubs including the likes of Birmingham City. Harry Redknapp has made the signing of a forward his priority as he is looking for more options up front and is tempted by the availability of the 29-year-old.

Eder had a pretty disappointing last campaign as he racked up just six goals in the Ligue 1 and Lille are reportedly looking for possible suitors for him. While Brighton are interested in a loan deal, the French club is looking for a permanent deal.

The forward bears a price tag of £5.5m which is well within the reach of the Seagulls but they want to have a look at how he fares in the Premier League.

The forward is not new to English conditions having played for Swansea earlier so it could be slightly easier for him to acclimatise if he does arrive at the Falmer Stadium this summer. A formal offer might be in the offing and it remains to be seen whether the forward lives up to the expectations or not.

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