Man City and Man Utd target signs new Brighton deal

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

Japan international winger Kaoru Mitoma has signed a new long-term contract with Brighton.

The new contract will keep the star winger with the Seagulls until the summer of 2027.

Mitoma has impressed for Brighton and have so far in his career an decent 13 goals and 12 assists in 52 appearances.

Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi told the club’s official website: “It’s great news. Kaoru is our top player.”

Technical director David Weir added: “Ensuring that a player of Kaoru’s quality will remain with us for the long term is fantastic news. Kaoru adapted to the Premier League last season and has quickly become one of our most important players.

“His success also reflects the work of the departments that played a role in his recruitment, helping him gain important experience on loan and ultimately becoming a big part of Roberto’s first-team group. 

“I have no doubt that our supporters will be delighted with the news.”

Reports have previously linked Mitoma with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.