For the past week or so, we’ve covered claims made in Paraguay discussing Brighton & Hove Albion’s interest in Club Libertad youngster Julio César Enciso.
Two days ago, Libertad president Rubén Di Tore confirmed the Seagulls had made an offer for the forward, but warned them there was another club interested in him.
Paraguay are scheduled to face Uruguay and Brazil in World Cup qualifiers in the coming days and the 18-year-old is currently with the national team preparing for the two matches.
On Tuesday, Enciso spoke to the media, and said he feels “very proud” to be linked to the Premier League side.
Graham Potter’s side now have ‘full agreement’ with Libertad, if the latest report from VERSUS is to be believed.
Their title states ‘it’s done’.
Within the report, it’s said Brighton will pay £8m [$10.8m] plus an additional £2m [$2.7m] as bonuses. The total amount of the operation would be $13.5m, making it a ‘historical’ figure in Paraguayan football.
The ‘agreement is closed’ between the two clubs and Enciso could be at The Amex after his involvement with Paraguay in the qualifiers. He turned 18 years of age on January 23rd and VERSUS therefore state he is ‘already of the legal age’ to sign a contract.
It’s not made clear whether Enciso will be able to obtain a work permit to feature for Brighton in the second half of this season.