Wilson leaves Man United to join Brighton on loan

Date published: Thursday 26th November 2015 8:27

James Wilson

Brighton have secured the season-long loan signing of Manchester United striker James Wilson, leaving the Premier League side with two recognised strikers.

The 19-year-old, who was tipped as one of 10 Premier League players who needed a loan move, will stay at the AMEX Stadium until May where he will try and help unbeaten Brighton’s push for the Premier League.

Boss Chris Hughton told the club’s official website: “We have been keen to add a striker, and James has been our number one target for some time, so we are absolutely delighted to have completed the deal.

“James is an exciting young striker, and we hope that this move will prove to be very good for all parties involved.

“He is very highly thought of at Old Trafford and he has been in and around the first-team picture at Manchester United since Ryan Giggs gave him his debut the season before last.

“There was a huge amount of competition from rival clubs to sign James on loan and it has been another great team effort to secure his signature.

“I now hope he will help us maintain our excellent start to the season, and bring additional goals to the squad.”

The Seagulls are the only team to remain unbeaten in the Football League this season and take on Birmingham on Saturday.

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