Brighton set to sign Lille star

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

Brighton are close to completing a £25 million signing of Lille midfielder Carlos Baleba.

The 19-year-old arrived at Brighton for a medical on Monday.

Baleba has agreed a five-year contract and is coming in to replace Moises Caicedo, who left for Chelsea for £100million plus £15million in add-ons earlier this month.

The youngster from Cameroon has made 24 appearances in total for Lille already.

Brighton have already signed the likes of Bart Verbruggen, Joao Pedro, Mahmoud Dahoud, James Milner and Igor Julio this summer.