Brighton Set to Reward Tariq Lamptey With New Deal to Fend Off Bayern Munich Interest

Daniel Feliciano
Tariq Lamptey has been sensational for Brighton
Tariq Lamptey has been sensational for Brighton / Pool/Getty Images

Brighton are looking to offer Tariq Lamptey a bumper new contract in order to fend off interest from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich.

An England Under-21 international, Lamptey joined Brighton from Chelsea in January for a fee rising to £6m and has been one of the standout full-backs in the division since.

Reports during the transfer window suggested that his good form had attracted the attention of European and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, although a move never materialised.

According to The Sun, the interest has been enough of a warning for Brighton to act and they are willing to offer the 20-year-old a new long-term contract with a significant pay rise.

Lamptey currently earns around £14,000-per-week and has three years left to run on his current contract, but manager Graham Potter and the club hierarchy are keen to show him how important he is to the side with a financial package to match his status in the squad.

After making his Premier League debut as a substitute for Chelsea against Arsenal in December 2019, the academy product opted to leave the London club in an attempt to earn regular playing time elsewhere.

Lamptey is hot property in Europe right now
Lamptey is hot property in Europe right now / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

A move to Bayern Munich would surely appeal to him with their track record of developing young players, including another Chelsea academy graduate in Jamal Musiala.

La Liga side Sevilla have also been linked with a move for Lamptey, while former England captain Wayne Rooney recently said that Manchester United should be keeping a close eye on the lightning quick right-back.

Lamptey has two assists in 14 appearances in the Premier League for Brighton and was heavily involved in their goal in Monday's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.