Brighton is offering Arsenal target Kaoru Mitoma a record contract, and Real Madrid and Manchester City are also interested in signing him.
To ward off interest from Arsenal, Manchester City, and Real Madrid, BRIGHTON is reportedly prepared to offer Kaoru Mitoma a record-breaking new contract.
The 25-year-old winger for Japan’s national team has been one of the highlights of a successful season for the Seahawks.
After spending last year on loan at Belgian club Union SG, he has emerged as a key player for this season’s high-flying Brighton squad. He has been directly involved in 14 goals across 26 Premier League appearances.
Mitoma, who attended college and graduated with a thesis on dribbling instead of signing a professional contract with Kawasaki Frontale at the age of 19, joined the South Coast for a bargain £2.7m in 2021.
His impressive play has caused his market value to increase to around £35 million, with many clubs interested in signing him.
Since January, Arsenal have been monitoring Mitoma’s situation.
The TEAMtalk website now claims that Premier League powerhouses Manchester City under Pep Guardiola and La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid are also keen.
They also claim that Bayern Munich is keeping an eye on the developing situation.
It has been reported, however, that Brighton will do whatever it takes to keep the attacker.
Mitoma is currently under contract until 2025.
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However, the Seagulls plan to keep him by offering him a record-breaking contract that will make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Meanwhile, Mitoma will be rooting for Brighton to defeat Grimsby in today’s FA Cup quarterfinal matchup and earn a trip to Wembley.