Home Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton pip Monaco to €2m Jan Paul van Hecke signing

Brighton pip Monaco to €2m Jan Paul van Hecke signing

Brighton have beaten Monaco to the signing of NAC Breda defender Jan Paul van Hecke, according to BN DeStem.

Van Hecke, 20, has been a revelation for Dutch side NAC after breaking into their team last season.

Monaco agreed a €2m fee with NAC in June for the centre-back, but the deal stalled over the player’s wishes.

FC Utrecht and AZ held talks in March about signing Van Hecke and he was keen on a move to Utrecht.

Monaco wanted to loan him to Cercle Brugge in Belgium, an idea the youngster did not like.

Brighton will pay just over €2m for Van Hecke and then loan him to Utrecht, making everyone happy.

Depending on how many games he plays for Brighton, the fee for Van Hecke could rise to at least €3m.

He will be the second Dutch defender to join Brighton this summer after they signed Ajax’s Joel Veltman in July.

SourceBN DeStem


Lazio sell Angola defender Bastos to Saudi side Al-Ain

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ain have completed the signing of centre-back Bastos (Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga) from Lazio. Lazio have received a fee of around €800,000...

TMW: AC Milan in contact with agent of Florian Thauvin

AC Milan are in contact with the camp of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Thauvin, 27, is out of contract next June and can...

Benfica consider recalling Gedson Fernandes from Spurs

Benfica are putting serious thought into recalling midfielder Gedson Fernandes from Tottenham in January. The 21-year-old joined Spurs in January on an 18-month loan deal,...

Dinamo Zagreb loan Sporting & Croatia midfielder Misic

Dinamo Zagreb have completed the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Josip Misic on loan until the end of the season. 26-year-old Misic returns to Croatia...

Atletico-MG sign Argentine international Matias Zaracho

Atletico Mineiro have signed Argentine international Matias Zaracho from Racing Club on a five-year deal. https://twitter.com/Atletico/status/1317550530454048769 Zaracho, 22, is a big talent who European clubs including...