Brighton on the verge of signing Boca Juniors star

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi. Photo by Shutterstock.

Brighton are reportedly closing in on the signing of young defender Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors.

TyC Sports reports that Brighton have already activated an $10million release clause in the 19-year-old’s contract.

Barco’s current contract expires in December and he is regarded as one of the best young left-backs around.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in the Argentina U20 international.