Dutch striker Locadia seeks Seagulls exit

Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia has told media sources in his native Netherlands that he is frustrated with the lack of playing time at the Amex and is seeking to leave the Seagulls in the upcoming winter window.

Locadia told De Telegraaf that he did not feel his situation at Brighton would change soon and that he was hoping for a move either to Spain or Germany, adding that he wanted to play “at the highest level”


Locadia has made only one Premier League start under Chris Hughton- the fixture against Manchester City at the Etihad which not even the most ardent Seagulls fan would’ve expected them to win. He played only one and four minutes of their wins against Man Utd and West Ham respectively. Glenn Murray’s superb form has kept the 25 year old out of the starting XI, and it was only an injury to the veteran that saw Locadia play nearly 75 minutes of their recent victory over Newcastle at St.James Park.

In their most recent fixtures against Wolves, Everton and Cardiff, Locadia was an unused substitute for the first two and not even in the match squad for the game against the Bluebirds.

Locadia was Brighton’s record signing when they bought him from PSV in January 2018 for 14 million pounds, but looks set for an exit after less than 12 months on the South Coast.

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