It wasn’t until Qatar that Brighton had reached a World Cup final. A broken glass ceiling Alexis McCallister with Argentina. “It is a very special moment for the club. 25 years ago the team was on the verge of bankruptcy and now we have the World Cup champion,” he admitted. Paul Barber. The Seagull CEO since 2012 corresponds with owner Tony Blum A transfer model that paid off, showing his players at the World Cup.
“When footballers play well they attract the interest of other, wealthier clubs.. McAllister just won the World Cup and was important in the final with an assist. They will love him, but we hope to keep him in the team,” said Barber, who bought his 10 for €8m from Argentinos Juniors in 2019. Now, his value has doubled. A process he has also continued with the other seven winners from the club in Qatar.
From Robert to Trossard
Robert Sanchez was recruited from Levante’s youth academy when he was 15 years old. Now, he is an international with Spain and one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. to Ecuadorians Jeremy Sarmiento and Moise Caicedo They were captured as teenagers from Benfica and Independiente del Valle. And the midfielder, who arrived at the age of twenty for five “kilograms” of his country, is considered one of the most coveted pieces of the Premier League. The most expensive was his countryman amazement (17.8 from Villarreal), who came to replace Cucurella after selling it to Chelsea for 65 million!
Metomawho provided Tanaka, without controversy, the winning goal (2-1) for Japan against Spain, was bought for 3kg from Kawasaki Frontale in 2021 and has already scored and made in this Super League. Trussard He goes out in the Premier League (seven goals and three assists, including a hat-trick against Liverpool at Anfield) and came from Genk in 2019 for 15.5. She will be important in New Belgium after the World Cup. As in Ghana a lamptey ‘Connie’ signed ‘baby’ after being dropped by Chelsea.
Eight World Cup players, all aged 25 or under except Trossard (28), who came to Brighton as part of a well-defined project. Which started over a decade ago in League One and with serious financial problems. Since 2017 they have competed without problems in the Premier League and this year they are a revelation (finishing seventh) despite losing their coach (Graham Potter, Chelsea), their manager (Dan Ashworth, Newcastle) and Key players like Bisuma (Tottenham), Cucurella (Chelsea), Maupay (Everton), Ostegaard (Napoli)…
In football, as in life, people come and go, but the essence is still here.
“I think the key is the base that the club has created. There is a good environment to work in, we are all together and we understand the value of a team. Of course, nothing can be done if you don’t have good players, but our collective idea is very strong. In football, as in life, people come and go, but the main core is still here. I don’t think we’re nearly done with our story.” Potter admitted before his departure. Form is above anything at Amex Stadium.
The owner of Brighton since 2009, Briton Tony Bloom, a professional poker player, made his fortune through betting. His company’s massive database, StarLizard, was instrumental in the pattern of moneyball transfers. in which Paul Barber is its architect. Clubs are not prisons. We want contracts to be respected, but when there is an exceptional opportunity for a footballer, we keep an open mind. You have to be realistic, said the chief in Argos.
“It all starts in our academy, we have the best possible facilities. And then we’re smart about the market. We’re not a club with unlimited money. We’re looking for young footballers who can We can develop here or on loan to other teams (Bloom is also the owner of the Royal Belgian Federation Saint-Gilloise). In addition, we are looking at “smaller” markets where we can get better value for money. We’ve been like this for years. Changing the technical director does not change the strategy. You have to be smarter than the other teams,” Barber explained on “Sussexlive”.
Planning ahead is important. You must have a good knowledge of the market and know who to turn to if we lose one. There is a plan to do this in a short time
“Planning ahead is important,” said the CEO. “You have to have a good knowledge of the market and know who to turn to if we lose one. There is a plan to do that on short notice.” At Brighton, they already “located” Mac Allister’s relief. Global went on to manage it.