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Brighton boss Potter: We'll sell our best for only top price

Brighton boss Graham Potter says they'll negotiate the best possible transfer deals should they opt to sell any of their star players.

Albion trio Robert Sanchez, Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma have been linked with summer moves away from the Amex Stadium on the back of impressive campaigns.

The Seagulls sold 2020-21 player of the season Ben White to Arsenal for £50million last July but have overcome his exit to register a club-record Premier League points tally.

Potter understands there is a pecking order in football and, with Brighton having recorded losses of £53.4m last year, accepts further big-money departures are a distinct possibility.

“The narrative in the media is you need to keep hold of your players and I understand why that is, because that's just sensible," he said ahead of Sunday's season finale at home to West Ham.

“But there is a hierarchy in football and a reality of finances in football, so we can't sit here and say, 'yep, we're going to keep all of our players between now and five years' time', because clearly that puts a huge strain on the economic position of the club.

“It's important for us to keep moving that forward, that's a way we compete, I think. Selling Ben for £50million and getting better is how we can compete in the system.

“It's about selling the right player at the right time for the right price and I think we're quite good at that, or we have been recently.

“I've absolute confidence in the club in terms of finding the right solution to go forward."


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