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LING: 'We have allowed them both to continue to reach their potential'

Director of Football Martin Ling on the sales of Steven Alzate and Tristan Abrahams

31 July 2017

“Today has seen us announce the sales of Steven Alzate to Brighton & Hove Albion and Tristan Abrahams to Norwich City, with the latter remaining with the Club on a season-long loan.

“We know that some supporters will be disappointed to learn that we have made the decision to accept these offers, though as a Club we must balance the need to create a well-balanced team, the opportunities for these young players and the financial opportunity for ourselves.

“In accepting these offers, we have allowed both Steven and Tristan to continue to reach their potential, as well as protecting the Club’s position in the event of the players going on to enjoy future success in their respective careers. These deals are life-changing opportunities for both players and we are proud to have helped develop them to this point.

“When the Club was purchased just over a month ago, we found ourselves with a squad consisting of very young players who we are extremely proud to have seen progress through our Academy. Over recent weeks, we have worked tirelessly to add to that squad and created a balance with the signings made, by bringing in players with a wealth of experience, energy, promise and balance.”


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