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Stay here one more season – De Zerbi tells Arsenal, Chelsea target




Brighton manager, Roberto De Zerbi, has advised Kaoru Mitoma to stay at the club for one more season amid interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Mitoma joined Brighton from Japanese club Kawasaki Frontale in 2021 for around £2.5million.

The Japan international spent the following season in Belgium on loan at Union Saint Gilloise, Brighton’s sister club, scoring eight goals and registering four assists in 29 games across competitions.

He returned to Brighton for the 2022-2023 season and has since established himself as a key player for De Zerbi’s side.

De Zerbi has now told Mitoma to stay at Brighton for at least another season.

“He needs to stay here one more year, for him and for us,” De Zerbi said (via Fabrizio Romano).

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