Dutch side Fortuna Sittard are set to complete a permanent deal for Brighton and Hove Albion youngster George Cox.
The Brighton left-back has been on loan with the Eredivisie side since September, having agreed to spend a season away from the South Coast.
The move has proven to be a highly profitable one for him, with him establishing himself as the club’s first-choice left-back after the departure of captain Mica Pinta.
He’s made 27 appearances in all competitions to date and, according to newspaper De Limburger, that’s convinced them to turn his move into a permanent one.
They report that Fortuna agreed on a purchase option on Cox when they negotiated his loan deal with Brighton, and they have now activated it after his impressive performance so far.
They are keen to keep him long-term and while there are still certain aspects of the deal to be worked out, ‘nothing stands in the way’ of his move to the club.
The newspaper can’t provide an exact figure for the transfer, mainly because ‘nobody wants to say’ but speculate that Brighton are set to make €50,000 in the deal.