Brighton To Break Transfer Record Again With Lawrence Deal

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Just weeks after setting a new club record when they signed Matthew Ryan, 25, from Valencia, Brighton and Hove Albion are ready to break it again with an £8m deal to take Leicester City striker, Tom Lawrence, to the Amex Stadium according to the Daily Mirror.

The 23-year-old has spent most of the last three seasons out on loan after joining the Foxes from Manchester United in September 2014. He joined the Red Devils when he was eight-years-old but failed to make his mark after turning professional in July 2012, spending time on loan at Carlisle United and Yeovil Town.

The move to the King Power saw him encounter similar problems and he had spells at Rotherham, Blackburn, Cardiff and Ipswich. In that time, he made a handful of first team appearances for the Foxes.

Despite this, he has progressed through the Welsh ranks relatively smoothly. Having been named in several of the senior squads for his country, he finally made his international debut against Andorra in October 2014. Since then, five further caps have been added to his tally.

If the move to Brighton comes off, Lawrence will hope to force his way into Chris Coleman’s thinking for the senior squad.