Brighton defender Adam Webster has signed a new five-year contract with the club. He has become an important part of the Brighton backline under Graham Potter. He joined Brighton from Bristol city two years ago for a fee of £20m. He plays in a back three and has made 60 appearances the past two years scoring for goals in the process.

“Adam has been a really important figure for us on and off the pitch, so I am delighted to see him commit to the project we have here,” Brighton manager Graham Potter said after Adam Webster signed a new contract. “Adam was one of the first players to sign after I joined the club two years ago and I am delighted with his development in that time. He has captained the team on a few occasions which is a real testament to his qualities. We’re looking forward now to seeing him continue his fantastic form from last season into the new campaign.”

Ben White joined arsenal a few days ago in a deal worth £50m. Brighton were keen to tie webster down to a contract. Potter said that he is looking to find solutions within the squad in spite of the transfer fee received.

“We have got enough competition in that area, we have got enough good players, we can be flexible with how we set up,” he added. “You can’t replace a £50m player, you have to look to be creative within the solutions in the squad. We are in a good place there. When the fee is the level that it is, it is just a fantastic opportunity for us to develop the club and keep growing as a team.”

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