Brighton: Roberto De Zerbi completes sale for out-of-favour striker

Andi Zeqiri of Brighton and Hove Albion (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Andi Zeqiri of Brighton and Hove Albion (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

Brighton and Hove Albion had a terrific summer transfer window and bounced back from the adversity of losing their best players by signing worthy replacements. Since the summer, Roberto De Zerbi has started the season with his new-look team well, winning three of the opening four games. Heading into the international break, the Seagulls wit sixth in the Premier League table.

But the transfer shenanigans are far from over. Although the English window has closed, there’s still leeway for clubs to receive bids from foreign markets, depending on whether they are still open.

Brighton sell their out-of-favour striker Andi Zeqiri

According to Sussex Express, the deal which will see the out-of-favour striker Andi Zeqiri move to the Belgian side Genk is a “done deal”.

Since he signed his deal in 2020, the Switzerland international forward has fallen further and further down the pecking order.

Particularly when you factor in the new signing Joao Pedro and the upcoming youngster Evan Ferguson, things don’t look too promising for Zeqiri. Therefore, it’ll be a mutual goodbye between the player and the club. Unfortunately for Zeqiri, he’ll go down as a flop signing. Although, he does have one goal to show for his time in England.

Brighton and Hove Albion will kick off their life in the Europa League after the international break. Therefore, it’s important to Roberto De Zerbi that he has the right squad depth and he isn’t tasked with including deadwood players within his rotations.

I would assume that the plan throughout all of the summer was to sell Zeqiri. Unfortunately for Brighton, they aren’t able to reinvest the funds from his sale as they cannot sign anymore players this summer. But even then, the fee for Zeqiri won’t be high.

Do you have any memories of Andi Zeqiri in a Brighton and Hove Albion shirt?