Signing from Sporting CP last summer for £2.7m, Brighton’s Ezequiel Schelotto played a rotational role in his side’s Premier League campaign.
The one-time Italy international made 24 appearances in all competitions under Chris Hughton, picking up an assist, sharing the workload with 37-year-old Bruno.
The veteran signed a new contract back in April to keep him at the club for an extra year and now it’s Schelotto’s turn to put pen to paper to an extension, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Italian website report on Wednesday as an exclusive that a meeting is set to take place in the coming days to extend the 29-year-old’s stay at AMEX Stadium.
TuttoMercatoWeb state the new contract should keep him at Brighton ‘probably until 2020’, which is a bit strange when he originally signed a three-year contract on arrival last summer, which means he’s already contracted until then.
It could very well be that instead of ‘extending’ the deal, Brighton are just happy to give him a bit more money.
We’ll have to wait and see.