Brighton set to pip Arsenal in deal for midfielder Florian Grillitsch

Brighton in talks with Arsenal target Florian Grillitsch as they look to bolster midfield ranks following Yves Bissouma’s departure… while Taylor is Richards set for QPR loan deal

  • Brighton are in talks with Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch about a move 
  • The 26-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Hoffenheim expired 
  • Seagulls midfielder Taylor Richards poised to join QPR in season-long loan  

Brighton are in talks to sign Austria holding midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 26, who is a free agent after leaving Hoffenheim. 

While Seagulls midfielder Taylor Richards is joining QPR on loan.

Grillitsch spent five seasons in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim and can play in both midfield and defence. 

The Austrian has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal, but Brighton are set to snap up the versatile star from under the noses of the Gunners and bring him to the Amex Stadium.    

Brighton are in talks to sign free agent Florian Grillitsch from under the noses of Arsenal 

Brighton need midfield reinforcements following the departure of Yves Bissouma to Spurs 

Brighton are looking to reinforce their midfield area after Yves Bissouma’s departure to Tottenham, and Grillitsch is player who can offer the same attributes as the Mail international who became a big favourite with the Seagulls before his £30million to north London. 

Grillitsch’s ability to play in defence would also bolster Graham Potter’s backline having lost Dan Burn to Newcastle in the January transfer window. 

Brighton have so far this summer brought in Julio Enciso from Libertad in Paraguay and Simon Adingra from Norwegian side Nordsjaelland. 

Graham Potter sees the versatile Austrian as someone who could play in defence and midfield 

Brighton’s Taylor Richards is poised for a move out of the club by joining QPR on a loan deal 

The Seagulls could also see a midfielder leave the club, with Taylor Richards set to seal a loan deal to Championship side Queens Park Rangers. 

Richards has only made four first-team appearances for Brighton and spent last season on loan at Birmingham City. 

Brighton kick-off the new season away at Manchester United on Sunday 7 August before entertaining Newcastle in their first home game of 2022-23. 

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