After the Albion completed the signing of midfielder Yasin Ayari, the latest young youngster you have never heard of but whom Brighton will aim to develop into someone worth £80 million has arrived at the Amex.
To acquire the services of the 19-year-old Swedish international from AIK in his home country, Brighton spent £5.2 million. Ayari has committed to a deal that lasts through 2025.
Ayari, who is also famous as the future of Swedish football, made his AIK debut in 2020 at the age of 17. He continued to play in 2021, when AIK finished second in the Allsvenskan, appearing 13 times.
Ayari had a breakout 2022 season, making 28 appearances across all competitions, contributing twice and scoring four goals.
Ayari was able to qualify for the Sweden national team because to that strong form. He received his first cap earlier this month in a 2-0 friendly victory over Finland and received a second one three days later as a substitute in a 2-1 loss to Iceland.
Yasin Ayari, like all recent Brighton acquisitions, is adaptable enough to play a variety of positions. He has played central midfield for AIK most of the time, although he has also played as a holding player and a number 10.
Ayari is sent out into the world on several occasions. He played right midfield for one of his five goals in his career, while playing on the left flank for Finland’s run against Iceland.
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Several Italian clubs are also interest in Ayari, who Brighton has long been after. Therefore, his arrival has nothing to do with Caicedo’s destiny.
According to several media sites, the addition of Ayari will help Arsenal and Chelsea in their efforts to recruit Caicedo.
Instead of focusing on the here and now, Ayari has entered the team with an eye toward the future as a potential replacement for either Caicedo or Alexis Mac Allister in six to 18 months.
Ayari will need some time to adjust to this place and the Premier League, but we are really excited to work with him, Albion technical director David Weir said on the official Brighton website.
That suggests that Ayari won’t be leaving England on loan but rather will stay there. If so, he might make his Albion debut before the season is up since the Seagulls appear to be lacking in the middle of the park.
Brighton lost Enock Mwepu’s services when The Computer was forced to retire in October due to a heart problem.
As he continues to recover from the ACL injury he sustained against Norwich City in April, it is uncertain if Jakub Moder will play this season. And with Adam Lallana, there is always the chance that his glass body will break at any moment.
Young players should expect to receive opportunities from Roberto De Zerbi, who has demonstrated this. Since De Zerbi took over, Kaoru Mitoma, Julio Enciso, Andrew Moran, and Evan Ferguson have all made their Premier League debuts.
We are waiting to see how the newest international adolescent hire performs at the Amex.