Brighton Confirm Departure of Florin Andone on Season-Long Loan to Galatasaray


Brighton have confirmed that Florin Andone has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan for an undisclosed fee. Andone joined Brighton last summer from Deportivo La Coruna and went on to make 30 appearances for the Seagulls, registering six goals along the way. After struggling for regular minutes this season, Brighton have announced that the Romanian will be joining Galatasaray in a statement on their ​club website. ​​The statement also included comments from club manager Graham Potter, who said: “We feel this loan to Galatasaray gives Florin the opportunity to go and play regularly, which he’s found difficult here. “He also has the prospect of Champions League football. We wish Florin well for the season ahead, we have the option of a recall in January and we will closely monitor his progress. “We are comfortable with our attacking options in terms of the players already here, those we’ve recruited, and on the back of the progress made by both Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate. “Both players have earned their opportunity, and are demonstrating their capability at this level.  Aaron is a good addition to our goalscoring options alongside Glenn Murray and Neal Maupay. “Steven also provides an extra attacking option from wide positions, playing just off a striker and in midfield — alongside the likes of Leandro Trossard, Pascal Gross, Solly March, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, and Yves Bissouma and Jose Izquierdo, once they are both back to full fitness.” The announcement also notes that Brighton have a recall option as a part of the loan deal which they will be able to activate in January if the club sees fit.