Brighton agree fee for Bristol City’s Adam Webster – Sky

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.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 17: Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers shoots past Adam Webster of Bristol City during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ashton Gate on February 17, 2019 in Bristol, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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.

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