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​Barcelona scouts watching Brighton keeper Rushworth

Brighton goalkeeper Carl Rushworth is emerging as a surprise target for Spanish giants Barcelona.

The Catalan club are impressed with the 20-year-old's displays at Walsall, where he is on loan.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 6ft 3in star has been attracting scouts from around England and Europe, with Barca the latest to send a scout to watch him in League Two.

Rushworth saved a penalty, his fourth of the season, in a 2-1 loss against Newport.

He has yet to make a first team appearance for Brighton, but has a contract until 2023.


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