Brighton transfer targets summer 2024: A new dawn beckons on the South Coast

It was a stuttering 2023/24 season for Brighton, who finished outside of the top half for the first time since 2021, while also being embarrassingly dumped out of the Europa League.

A disagreement off the pitch appeared to lead to Roberto de Zerbi's premature departure, and despite being linked with the Chelsea job, the Italian is now managing Marseille, while Fabian Hurzeler is the man Tony Bloom and Brighton have turned to.

Inevitably, there will be a lot of media attention on the German this season, given that he is the youngest-ever manager to be handed a permanent position in the Premier League. Hurzeler helped guide St Pauli to promotion last season, and he'll be keen to make his stamp on Brighton and the Premier League immediately.

To do so, he'll have to make key signings as well as move on some of the players he may not feel are good enough or suit his system. The Seagulls have been tipped to make some big moves this summer, and fans should also be prepared to say goodbye to a fair few familiar faces.

Inter Miami's Diego Gomez
Brighton are in talks to sign midfielder Diego Gomez – Photo by Icon Sport

Brighton transfer targets – latest rumours

Brighton transfer target
Current club
Estimated fee*

🇵🇾 Diego Gomez


Inter Miami


🇳🇱 Crysencio Summerville


Leeds United


🇨🇴 Kevin Mier


Cruz Azul


Diego Gomez

Despite an injury-hit season with Inter Miami, Diego Gomez is a name right at the top of Brighton's transfer shortlist. The Paraguayan star has recently confirmed to the media that his agent is indeed in talks with the Seagulls over a potential move. With the midfielder admitting this news in public, it would suggest his head has already been turned by the prospect of playing in the Premier League.

Gomez has only played 90 minutes five times in the MLS this season for David Beckham's franchise, but that's not changed Brighton's desire to claim his signature. Having only joined Inter Miami last July, it will take a significant transfer fee for the American side to lose their exciting young midfielder, but with Premier League money at their disposal, this shouldn't be an issue for the Seagulls.

Brighton are still seemingly set to lose Gross at some point this summer with his move to Borussia Dortmund edging closer. So, if they can recruit someone younger in the form of Gomez it would certainly be seen as great business, although losing their German international would still leave a major hole in midfield.

Leeds United's Crysencio Summerville
Crysencio Summerville has long been linked with a move to Brighton – Photo by Icon Sport

Crysencio Summerville

Links between Crysencio Summerville and Brighton have been both hot and cold this summer as the Dutch winger continues to attract interest from up and down the Premier League. Leeds' tricky winger registered 31 goal involvements across all competitions last season and will be in no rush to lose him.

According to reports, Brighton are said to have reignited their interest in the winger over the past few days after going cold not too long ago. It's believed that around £30 million could be needed for Leeds to part ways with such an exciting talent.

Summerville only has 12 Premier League starts under his belt and will be itching to get a real taste of top-flight football, which could eventually force Leeds' hand in this transfer window. The FFP deadline has now passed for this year, the Whites are not in a precarious position and don't have to sell if they don't want to, but a lucrative offer would give them a decision to make.

Brighton transfer target, Kevin Mier
Brighton are keen on Kevin Mier despite the goalkeeper signing a new contract this summer – Photo by Icon Sport

Kevin Mier

There was a rather bizarre situation at Brighton last season which saw former manager, Roberto De Zerbi, rotate his goalkeepers throughout the campaign. Both Bart Verbruggen and Jason Steele played a large chunk of games in both Europe and the Premier League.

However, Hurzeler may not fancy either of them, despite the former having started in goal for the Netherlands during Euro 2024. So, this may well explain the constant links to Colombian shot-stopper, Kevin Mier, who's only ever played in Mexico and Colombia during his career.

The Colombian has recently penned a new deal with his current club, Cruz Azul, in Mexico, but that's seemingly done nothing to put off the Seagulls. If Mier was to be signed, then one of Verbruggen or Steele could be expected to leave as there's no need for three potential first-choice keepers.

*All estimated fees are based on current Transfermarkt's valuation. This is subject to change

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