Graham Potter responds to rumours linking Newcastle with £20m bid for Brighton star

Graham Potter has responded to reports linking Newcastle United with a move for Brighton stopper Robert Sanchez.

Speaking to the press in Sussex, he admits to being unaware of our alleged interest, feeling he’s a top goalkeeper who has the potential to play at the “very, very highest level” once he gains a bit more experience.

This comes after The Sun’s Alan Nixon reported last week that we were planning to launch a £20m bid for the 24-year-old this summer, saying Howe had identified the Spaniard as his leading target in a bid to bring in a ball-playing goalkeeper.

He warned that it would take big money to prise the Spanish international away from The Amex – and it’s easy to see why when you consider how highly Potter rates him.

Here’s what he had to say when asked about reports linking us with a summer bid:

“I don’t know what headlines he has had, but from our perspective it’s quite clear that he has the capability to play at the very, very highest level.

“He’s got that potential.

“The only thing that’s missing is the games and the experience which playing in the Premier League, especially in front of crowds can really help.

“He’s got the capacity to make world-class saves, I’m just delighted for him that he’s been able to make them and help us win a game of football.”

Brighton will be sick of the sight of us at this point, with us signing Dan Burn in January and luring Dan Ashworth away from his role as Director of Football.

Sanchez isn’t the only Brighton star we’ve been linked with over the past month either. The Athletic recently named Yves Bissouma as a player of interest, while a report yesterday from The Mail said Leandro Trossard was someone else we’ve been tracking.

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One thought on “Graham Potter responds to rumours linking Newcastle with £20m bid for Brighton star

  1. 80,000,000 should do it, for the player that has replaced David de Gea as Spain’s number one. This transfer is a remote possibility.


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