Webster’s time at Bristol
Adam Webster joined Bristol City last summer from Ipswich Town.
Bristol are believed to have paid £3.6m for the defender’s services.
During his one-year stint with Bristol City, Webster managed to feature 47 times across all competitions.
The 24-year-old was a key figure in their backline, as the club came close to earning a play-off spot, finishing in 8th place.
Webster set for Brighton
However, after just one season with the Championship outfit, Webster looks set for a move up to the English top-flight.
Sky Sports News have reported early on Friday morning that Brighton have agreed a deal to bring the centre-back to the Amex.
Sky put the fee at £22m, which they also claim to be a club-record signing for the Seagulls:
If the deal goes through it will break Brighton’s previous club-record signing, when they bought Iran winger for Alireza Jahanbakhsh for a fee in the region of £17m.
Brighton are also said to be breaking another record with Webster. Sky alleges that the £22m would be the highest fee ever spent on a Championship defender.
The previous figure stood at £15m, which Burnley paid Middlesbrough for Ben Gibson last summer.
Manchester United fans may also be interested in this transfer.
The reason for this is the potential knock-on effect it could have on the transfer merry-go-round.
Daily Mail journalist Craig Hope has previously speculated that should Webster sign for Brighton, Lewis Dunk could then move to Leicester, allowing Harry Maguire his Old Trafford move.
Brighton closing in on £25m signing of Bristol City defender Adam Webster in move that could finally trigger Harry Maguire’s transfer to Manchester United (domino effect also includes Lewis Dunk to Leicester & Ciaran Clark leaving NUFC) https://t.co/dk2x0HWY3l
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) July 30, 2019