Brighton and Hove Albion have reportedly identified Liverpool defender Nat Phillips as the man to replace Ben White who’s closing in on a move to North London giants Arsenal. According to TalkSports, the Seagulls want to sign Phillips from Liverpool.
Brighton are said to be lining up a £15m bid for Philips as they plan to spend part of the transfer fee for White on the Liverpool player. The Seagulls will receive £50m for White from North London giants Arsenal this summer and they intend to sign some players with the money.
The priority for the Seagulls is a new centre forward despite giving experienced striker Danny Welbeck a new one-year deal after his previous Brighton contract expired last month. Apart from a central striker, the Seagulls also plan to sign a central defender like Liverpool man Phillips.
Philips has shown his quality at Liverpool as witnessed last season and he could be an able replacement for White at Brighton. He made his debut for the Reds in the Premier League in October. The 24-year-old made a total of 20 appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool with two goal contributions. Phillips scored once and provided an assist in those 20 games.