If there’s one thing that Brighton & Hove Albion have done over very well under Graham Potter, it’s their talent hunt across Europe.
The Seagulls have signed and loaned out a number of youngsters, with Kacper Kozlowski the latest, arriving in January from Pogon Szczecin for just under £10m before sending him straight to Union Saint-Gilloise to develop and get first-team football.
Another Brighton were seemingly looking at was young defender Hugo Vogel, currently at Lyon, who has yet to sign his first professional contract.
The 18-year-old left-back has been used twice by Peter Bosz in the first-team this season, both times in the Europa League, and the Ligue 1 side are keen for him to continue his development with the club.
That’s why, according to L’Equipe, they are looking to extend his stay and a contract has been offered to him so he can stay at the club he has been with since he was nine.
The French outlet also add that two other teams have ‘positioned themselves to offer a professional contract’ to the player, with those being Hoffenheim in Germany and Brighton in the Premier League.
Those are the only two named, while they also add Italian sides have ‘let themselves known’, just in case Vogel wanted to try something new.
There’s no indication whether Brighton stand a chance, but they’ve given it their best shot.