Barcelona youngster wanted by Brighton

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Barcelona wonderkid Gerard Deulofeu is being chased by new Brighton and Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia, according to talkSPORT. 

The recently appointed Spaniard, who replaced former manager Gus Poyet earlier this week, is hoping to raid his former club in an attempt to bring the talented youngster to the Amex stadium on-loan. 

The 40-year-old manager is attempting to be true to his word that he will try to give the Brighton fans attacking football, and by signing Deulofeu, he would certainly be doing this. 

The 19-year-old is also being chased by a number of Premier League clubs, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur also trying to bring the talented youngster to their respective clubs on-loan. 

Garcia is hoping to use his Barcelona links in order to bring Deulofeu to the Championship next season. 

He spent six years as part of the first-team coaching set-up at the Spanish giants, and he will hope that these links will be useful in trying to bring Deulofeu to the Amex next season. 

But Garcia's bid will be an audacious one, with Deulofeu widely expected to prefer a move to a Premier League team rather than a Championship side. But despite this, Garcia can provide him first team football, which in the long run, would be more beneficial to Deulofeu's future. 

The versatile attacker, who can play as a winger, striker or attacking midfielder is considered one of Barcelona's brightest young talents, but has struggled to break into their first-team.And with the signing of Neymar being completed this month, this task will prove even more difficult, paving the way for a loan-move next season. 


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