BRIGHTON'S 'MISSING PIECE' TRANSFER COULD EASE PRESSURE THIS DUO
Deniz Undav is one of the most prolific players in front of goal in Europe this season, with 27 goals and 13 assists in all competitions in Belgian football. A total of 51 goals and 21 assists in his past two years in Belgium makes for a very exciting talent. So what will he bring to the Premier League?
For example, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and Vincent Kompany just to name a few. More familiarly to Brighton fans, Anthony Knockaert and Leandro Trossard were impressive investments respectively from Belgium. Undav, at 5ft 8in, has very strong attributes in his finishing and long-shot abilities, two things Brighton have lacked in recent years.
Surprisingly, with his height, Undav is strong in the air. This is something that has been a stumbling block for a while for the Seagulls, with Danny Welbeck being the strongest, and arguably only option for attacking aerial duels. A fiery individual, it will be an interesting partnership to imagine Undav and Neal Maupay together up front, both of them valuing the opportunity to wind-up rival fans and players.
Undav has the potential to complement Graham Potter's tactics. A clinical striker, but also one to link up well with what already exists. Welbeck, and Maupay have grown into their roles under the Albion head coach well. Maupay has a good knack for dropping deeper, something that could work in the favour of both Undav and Welbeck.