Hull City are reportedly interested in signing midfielder Beram Kayal, according to reports.
The figure being whispered around social media is believed to be £1.5 million, which in my opinion is way too short of his true valuation.
The Israeli international featured in almost all of the Seagulls games last season, making 43 appearances in the Championship and scoring two goals.
Brighton’s number seven is a key member of Chris Hughton’s team, as he is a player who reads the game well and makes crucial interceptions which lead to our counter attacks.
He has also formed a formidable partnership in the centre of Albion’s midfield with Dale Stephens, with Steve Sidwell failing to break into the side during his initial loan last season.
Whilst Kayal seems happy at Brighton, the worrying factor that comes with Hull’s interest is their ability to offer him a better contract and the opportunity to play in the Premier League.
At 28 years of age, it is very much make or break for the central midfielder. He could easily play in the top flight of English football, but does he want to try and make it there with the Seagulls? Or is this potential move north just too difficult for him to pass up.
On the plus side for Brighton fans, Hull’s current crop of midfielders makes me wonder why they are even considering any kind of bid for our man in the first place.
Kayal has no Premier League experience, whilst the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Mohamed Diame between them have plenty.
Huddlestone and Diame in particular play similarly to Kayal, so it makes you think, would the Israeli actually get any game time?
Brighton are yet to accept any bid, (thats if one has officially been made), and anyway, I don’t think Kayal has any intention to leave.
His Instagram account and Twitter feed show him looking more than content at Albion, and with him playing consistently for Hughton, why would he want to go?
I’m more than confident he will remain in an Albion shirt when the window shuts.