Brighton defender Adam Webster has signed a huge 5-year contract at the club which will run down till July 2026. The move comes after club were forced to sell fellow defender Ben White to Premier League rivals Arsenal a few days back.
Webster joined the Seagulls in 2019, from Championship club Bristol City on a £20 million club record buy and is a key figure for the club. He is one of the best players at the club and has been very well rewarded with the contract extension which also also put off any potential suitors for the player.
Adam Webster will be key figure for Brighton’s prospects in the Premier League this season
The 26-year old has already made 60 appearances for the club over the past 2 years and has 4 goals to his name. He was named Brighton’s vice captain last year in act which signified his value to the club.
The coach, Graham Potter likes to use the defender in his back-3 because of his ball-playing ability and physical presence. Potter was visibly impressed with the contract extension and praised the defender’s work in the last two seasons.
“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,” Potter said.
“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.
Adam Webster also expressed his delight at having secured a better deal for himself and continuing at the club for the next 5 years. In an interview with the club’s official website, Webster said, “I am absolutely over the moon to sign a new deal. As soon as I heard there was the potential for me to sign a new contract I was thrilled and I am pleased to get it done. Now I can focus on the new season.
“The club have shown a lot of faith in me to bring me here in the first place, to reward me with a new contract is amazing and I can’t wait for the next five years.”