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Brighton sign winger Monakana

Brighton have signed winger Jeffrey Monakana from Preston North End for an undisclosed fee.

Last Updated: 14/01/14 at 19:16 Post Comment

Jeffrey Monakana: Joining Brighton on development contract

Jeffrey Monakana: Joining Brighton on development contract

Monakana, 20, is a former Arsenal trainee, who joined North End from the Gunners in 2012.

He spent the first half of this season on loan at Colchester, and has now signed for Albion on a development contract until June 2015.

Albion's head of football operations David Burke told the club's website: "Jeffrey fits the criteria for the type of player we want to bring for the development group.

"He has a good grounding, good attitude and has the added bonus of more than 40 senior games at League One level with Preston and Colchester.

"A quick and powerful winger, Jeffrey is comfortable operating on either the left or right side.

"He has a year and a half left at under-21 level, and his challenge now is to make the transition from our development group into the first-team squad."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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