As the summer transfer deadline nears, Brighton’s attention has been diverted by Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles,reports.
Maitland-Niles is valued for his versatility. He played left wing-back on Saturday against Manchester City.
The midfielder, who can also work at full-back, only has three years to run on his new Arsenal deal.
So, he qualifies as a home-grown Arsenal squad member is also beneficial. Also, head coach Mikel Arteta has confirmed that he intends player to stay.
However, Maitland-Niles has himself searched for action this season, including starting the semi-final victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup Saturday.
It has contributed to reports that this summer the 22-year-old, who is a member of Arsenal’s Hale End Academy, may be open to joining the club.
In this case, Brighton is believed to follow him ahead of a possible move.