Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross has been tipped to become a “huge asset” for another club after his agent reportedly flew to Germany for transfer talks.
Gross joined the Seagulls for £2.7m in July 2017, prior to his first season in the Premier League. The German enjoyed a successful debut campaign, scoring seven goals and eight assists in 38 league games.
Big it doesn’t match that form yet, though it’s still an important part of Graham Potter’s plans. The 30-year-old has appeared in 16 games in all competitions so far this year.
He was kept out due to coronavirus in December but is working his way back into the first team and earned a start in Friday’s clash against Crystal Palace. Gross had a 38th-minute penalty saved by Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland, finishing 1-1 at the Amex.
sports witness, citing reports from Germany, claim that Gross is on the radar of a German club.
Werder Bremen, who were relegated to the second division last season, They have ‘turned off the sensors’ to sign Gross.
The player’s representatives, Tolga Dirican and Thorben Spranger, recently spoke with Werder Bremen about his availability.
This has given Ole Werner’s team hope that they can secure Gross’s services this year. Their terms expire on June 30, which means a pre-contract agreement can be set up this month.
The original report talks about the potential impact of Gross on Werder Bremen. He calls it a potential ‘great asset’ as it would solve his main problem, which is midfield.
The Seagulls are yet to enter contract talks with their player, though this update could force them into action. Gross has made over 150 appearances for the club, helping them stay in the top flight for four consecutive seasons.
Fellow Brighton ace targeted by Aston Villa
Meanwhile, a report claims that Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is ready to go all out for Yves Bissouma of Brighton.
The midfielder currently represents Mali in the African Cup of Nations. However, his future at Amex is still in doubt.
According to the Birmingham PostThe Villans are unlikely to be put off by Bissouma’s £50m price tag. Gerrard’s goal is to strengthen his midfield after the arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne.
Brighton want to avoid the interest, which is also coming from Liverpool, by rewarding the 25-year-old with a new contract. His current terms are worth £29,000 per week and expire in 2023.