Brighton & Hove Albion have been linked with a summer season transfer for Reims midfielder Marshall Munetsi as Graham Potter appears to fill the void Yves Bissouma has left behind.
Bissouma joined Tottenham in a £ 25million deal which, in keeping with Sky Sports activities, may rise to £ 35million with add-ons.
The Mali worldwide has already taken to Twitter to ship a message to the Spurs fanbase, however the Seagulls are seemingly planning on raiding Ligue 1 as soon as once more to interchange their former midfield marvel.
The south coast facet signed Bissouma from Lille 4 years in the past and the Day by day Mail is reporting that Brighton has enquired about Munetsi’s availability throughout the summer season switch window.
The Mail claims that the 26-year-old, who scored 5 targets in 24 video games final season, may very well be accessible for as little as £ 7m this summer season regardless of solely signing a brand new contract final month.
Given Brighton’s spectacular report of signing unknown gamers and creating them into stars who’re then bought out for giant cash, its arduous to envisage Munetsi not the most recent participant that ends in Brighton’s scouting division incomes much more well-deserved plaudits.
With the 23-cap Zimbabwe worldwide, who averaged 1.4 tackles and 1.8 interceptions in Ligue 1 final season, linked with a transfer to the Amex Stadium, TBR takes a have a look at the Zimbabwean gamers who’ve performed within the Premier League.
Zimbabwean gamers who’ve performed within the Premier League
After impressing Liverpool throughout a mortgage spell with Crewe Alexandra, Grobbelaar was signed by the Merseyside Giants as a reserve goalkeeper, however following Ray Clemence’s departure to Tottenham – a chance beckoned for the all-action stopper to determine himself because the Reds primary.
Throughout a 14-year interval, Grobbelaar performed 627 first group video games for Liverpool, identified for his eccentric and distinctive fashion.
Taking part in as a sweeper keeper, an unbelievable shot stopper and greater than keen to dish out some harsh truths to his teammates, Grobbelaar was an iconic goalkeeper who stamped his personal imprint on the sport.
Grobbelaar, who was capped 32 instances by Zimbabwe, received six league titles, three FA Cups, three Soccer League Cups and a European Cup throughout his time at Anfield. He additionally made 32 appearances within the top-flight with Southampton.
After arriving at Coventry Metropolis in Highlanders in August 1991, Ndlovu made a direct influence at his new membership scoring away at Arsenal earlier than endearing himself to a screamer by the Highfield Street devoted who beat Aston Villa in November 1991.
In August 1992, Ndlovu made historical past by being the primary African footballer to play within the new English Premier League. In March 1995, the striker scored a hat-trick at Anfield to safe a well-known 3-2 win for the Sky Blues.
Able to enjoying on the wings or upfront, the 100-cap Zimbabwean who scored 38 targets for his nation, scored 39 targets from 176 video games for Coventry Metropolis.
He would later go on to have spells within the Soccer League with Birmingham Metropolis, Huddersfield City and Sheffield United.
Benjani, who scored a powerful 29 targets from 44 caps for Zimbabwe, had spells within the Premier League with Portsmouth, Manchester Metropolis, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers.
The striker performed a recreation en-route to Harry Redknapp’s Pompey facet successful the 2008 FA Cup, however he was signed by Manchester Metropolis in January 2008 scoring 12 targets from 23 Premier League video games, which included two hat-tricks.
On the tenth of February 2008, a recreation that commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Munich air crash – Benjani scored Manchester Metropolis’s second in a 2-1 win in opposition to Manchester United at Previous Trafford.
From 119 video games within the Premier League, Benjani scored 26 targets.
Nakamba is the newest Zimbabwean to play within the Premier League following his transfer to Aston Villa from Membership Brugge in the summertime of 2019.
The 26-cap Zimbabwe worldwide was dropped at Villa Park by Dean Smith, however after Steven Gerrard’s first 5 video games in control of the Villains, a knee damage meant the 28-year-old solely made two begins below the previous Rangers supervisor final. season.
However with France worldwide Boubacar Kamara arriving on a free switch from Marseille and additional signings to be made by Gerrard, Nakamba might discover himself slipping down the pecking order below the Liverpool legend.
Have one thing to inform us about this text?