Travelling to Brighton & Hove Albion for a medical last summer, Stefano Denswil really thought he would be playing under Chris Hughton this season, except he isn’t.
The defender saw his transfer to Amex Stadium cancelled at the last minute due to an injury in the Circle Brugge squad, but he quickly put it behind him and immediately focused on the current campaign.
Having endured a series of ups and downs since, the 24-year-old is now back to his best form, just in time for the Jupiler Pro League playoffs, and while that’s all he’s worried about right now, he isn’t denying a future transfer is still at the back of his mind.
Quoted by DH on Monday, Denswil said: “In these games, I’m not playing for a transfer but for the team. I want to leave my mark on this hunt for the title. After? If everyone finds themselves in the deal, I could aim higher than Bruges”.
Whether that means Brighton come back for a second attempt at acquiring his services, we’ll have to wait and see, but in order for it to be an improvement, the club will have to still be in the Premier League.
This weekend’s draw against Huddersfield, although not the greatest result in the world, did help the Seagulls edge ever closer to another season in England’s top flight, as they currently sit 13th in the league table, seven points above Southampton.
That part of the plan is looking good, at least.