Brighton are looking to sign Livingston goalkeeper Brian Schwake, 21, as the Seagulls hope to add cover for Jason Steele, with Robert Sanchez likely to leave the club after being ousted as a number one.
- Brian Schwake has impressed on loan in the Scottish Premiership this season
- Brighton are looking to bring in the 21-year-old as cover for Jason Steele
- Robert Sanchez is expected to leave the club after losing his number one spot
Brighton are in talks to sign Livingston’s United States goalkeeper Brian Schwake.
The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton, trained at Brighton this week so the Premier League coaching staff could take a closer look at what ‘he can do.
Schwake, although born in Mount Prosoect, Illinois, is eligible for a European passport due to his family being from Luxembourg.
Brighton want him as cover for Jason Steele as they know Robert Sanchez is eyeing a possible departure after being ousted as number one.
Brighton are hoping to sign Livingston goalkeeper Brian Schwake this summer
Robert Sanchez is set to leave Brighton after losing his number one spot at the club
Schwake would cost a nominal fee of around £250,000 as a cross-border compensation deal for a young, out-of-contract player.
As befits a player sought after by Roberto de Zerbi, Schwake has high possession stats with a 73% success rate on his long passes and has kept 11 clean sheets throughout the Scottish Championship season.
Talks are ongoing with Brighton keen to do much of their transfer business early ahead of their Europa League campaign.
They have already agreed to sign Joao Pedro from Watford and have deals in place for free agents James Milner from Liverpool and Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Dortmund.