Brighton renews interest in Stuttgart striker Nicolas Gonzalez after talks last summer as Graham Potter looks to tackle the Seagulls’ scoring problem
- Brighton has renewed their interest in Stuttgart striker Nicolas Gonzalez
- The Seagulls held talks to sign the Argentinian last summer and will try again
- Graham Potter wants to solve scoring problems after 40 goals in 38 league games
Brighton has renewed their interest in Stuttgart striker Nicolas Gonzalez.
The Seagulls are weighing up another attempt to sign the versatile 23-year-old Argentina international who they were also excited about a year ago.
Brighton finished 16th last season, 13 points ahead of the bottom three.
Brighton has renewed their interest in Argentine striker Nicolas Gonzalez from Stuttgart
But they only scored 40 goals in 38 league games and this summer have prioritized improving their attack with Gonzalez one name on their radar.
Brighton held talks last summer to sign Gonzalez after scoring 15 goals in 29 appearances for Stuttgart, with a further three assists, to help them advance to Germany’s second tier.
Brighton valued Gonzalez – fast and able to play anywhere on the front line – at around £ 10m, but Stuttgart held out at £ 16m.
Brighton held talks last summer after the striker scored 15 goals in 29 appearances for Stuttgart
The forward, who is fast and can play over the front three, was valued at £ 10 million by Seagulls
Gonzalez’s 2020/21 Bundesliga season was disrupted by injury, but he racked up six goals and two assists in 15 appearances, along with two goals in two appearances for Argentina.
Gonzalez signed a new contract until 2024, strengthening Stuttgart’s position, but he would like to move to Brighton.