& # 393; I'm glad where we are & # 039;: Chris Hughton satisfied with the Brighton transfer business when the window closes

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is happy with his club's transfer business this summer

"I'm happy where we are": Chris Hughton satisfied with the Brighton transfer business when the window closes

  • Chris Hughton is confident that Brighton can improve this season after signing
  • The club spent more than £ 50 million on nine players this summer
  • Brighton opens its Premier League campaign to Watford on Saturday

Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail

Brighton ended the transfer window with a higher net expense than Manchester United, and Chris Hughton says his big spending brings great pressure.

The gulls are ready for their second season in the Premier League after finishing 15th in 2017-18 and this summer they spent more than £ 60 million on signings.

Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh cost a club record of 17 million pounds when he joined AZ Alkmaar two weeks ago and Hughton feels there is an extra expectation on them this year.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is happy with his club's transfer business this summer

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is happy with his club's transfer business this summer

"It's normal," said the head of Brighton. & # 39; It becomes more pressure because you have improved the squadron.

"It's normal, it comes with the territory and I think it's probably the same in the other two clubs that were promoted last season.

"We have to accept that and certainly not shy away from it." And it's not just me and the club, it's the players, too. The expectations of our players will also be greater and they will have to face the challenge. "

Nigeria international Leon Balogun signed from Mainz to strengthen the defense of the seagulls

Nigeria international Leon Balogun signed from Mainz to strengthen the defense of the seagulls

Nigeria international Leon Balogun signed from Mainz to strengthen the defense of the seagulls

About owner Tony Bloom, Hughton added: "If I look at what the club has been through this summer, it's a great sign of the times.

"Over the past two summers, we've probably broken our club transfer record seven times, that's a sign of the times.

"You're seeing that now, certainly in Wolves and Fulham, Huddersfield were similar last summer, Huddersfield, I think, broke his transfer record six times, the reason why clubs do it is because of the need and the desperation to stay in the Premier League. "

Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma joined the club for £ 15 million with the French team Lille

Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma joined the club for £ 15 million with the French team Lille

Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma joined the club for £ 15 million with the French team Lille

After an impressive World Cup for Iran, Alireza Jahanbakhsh moved to Amex Stadium

After an impressive World Cup for Iran, Alireza Jahanbakhsh moved to Amex Stadium

After an impressive World Cup for Iran, Alireza Jahanbakhsh moved to Amex Stadium

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