Arsenal & Tottenham To Be Beaten To Signing Of French Wonderkid By Brighton

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Championship side Brighton look set to beat off competition from Premier League Arsenal and Tottenham to sign French youngster Jeremy Balmy, according to The Sun.

The 17-year-old Balmy is regarded as one of the best talents in France and has impressed watching scouts with his displays for the academy team at Le Havre and his displays when called up by the first-team in Ligue 2.

And Brighton are hoping to sign the young striker during the January transfer window with manager Gus Poyet having liked what he saw when Balmy trained with the club before the start of the current season and played in a number of pre-season friendlies.

If the transfer happens, Brighton would beat Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Tottenham counterpart Andre Villas-Boas to sign the youngster with both clubs having expressed an interest in signing him. Spanish La Liga side Valencia are also understood to be keen on Balmy.

Balmy was tracked by some of Europe’s leading clubs prior to joining Le Havre, with Italian giants AC Milan one those he turned down in favour of becoming part of the set up at the French second division side.

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