Kaoru Mitoma Brighton and Hove Albion
Amex Stadium Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Ibrahim Osman which could see them offload Kaoru Mitoma at the end of this season, as per Football Transfers.

The Seagulls have officially announced that they have agreed to sign the 19-year-old from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland for a fee of around £16 million. The youngster will join the club once the transfer window opens in the summer and this means Brighton are possibly getting ready to cash in on Mitoma.

Brighton signed Mitoma in 2021 for a fee of just £2.56 million and last season, he took the Premier League by storm. Last campaign, he scored and assisted 18 goals and this time around, he has assisted six goals in 25 games.

His contract with the club expires in 2027 and his current market value is £43 million which is why Brighton feel this is the perfect time to cash in on him.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all interested in the Japanese winger and if Mitoma is up for sale then all three will definitely try and bring him on board.

Man City are probably the least interested amongst the bunch because while Kaoru Mitoma is a wonderful player, Pep Guardiola already has Jack Grealish and Jeremy Doku and even Phil Foden can play on the left wing. The Spanish manager is always looking to strengthen his squad but we doubt if he will want to have four players who play in the same position.

Man United and Chelsea, however, will be supremely interested in the 26-year-old and they could easily agree to pay the £60-70 million being demanded by Brighton. Both clubs are in a mess right now and they will go out and bring in reinforcements before they go into the 24/25 season.

Barcelona are also keen to sign Mitoma but there’s no way the Catalans can afford to pay the asking price.

The Japan international was the talk of the town last season but he’s been inconsistent this campaign. While he has seven goal contributions in 18 Premier League games this time around his impact has largely diminished. His last league goal for Brighton came way back in August against Wolves and in his last 10 appearances for club and country, Mitoma has provided only one assist.