Yesterday, The Top Flight broke the Brighton transfer news that Brighton and Hove Albion are leading the race to sign Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors. And, just now, Fabrizio Romano came out with his famous here we go tweet to confirm the signing of Valentin Barco from Brighton. The 19-year-old was also on the radar of Manchester City who liked the player. However, Brighton acted fast and activated his release clause of around $10m before any other interested clubs could act. Therefore, Valentin Barco will be a Brighton player and it is confirmed by one of the most reliable Transfer journalists, Fabrizio Romano. Valentin Barco will complete his initial medical tests in Argentina before coming to England. It is a significant signing from Brighton as they are keeping up with their philosophy of buying young players and nurturing them. One has to wait and see the progress of Valentin Barco.
Brighton transfer news: Brighton signs Valentin Barco
When a club like Brighton gets into a transfer race against a club like Manchester City, you tend to feel like a David versus Goliath battle, isn't it? However, in this case, Brighton acted fast and showed competency in getting the deal over the line, and therefore, Valentin Barco will be a Brighton player and not a Man City player in the coming years. Roberto De Zerbi wanted the Argentinian left-back because he sees potential in him. Thus, Brighton activated the release clause and the player wanted to play in the Premier League. Therefore, this Brighton transfer news should make Brighton fans proud of their board and the people involved in the transfer business. As Brighton signs Valentin Barco, it will be interesting to see which player now Manchester City targets.
What are your thoughts on this Brighton transfer news about Brighton signing Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors by beating Man City in the transfer race?