Brighton forward Abdallah Sima close to agreeing loan deal with Angers

According to Sky’s Rob Dorsett and confirmed by ex-Angers press head Mohamed Toubache, Brighton’s Abdallah Sima (20) is close to agreeing a loan deal with Angers. 

The 20-year old striker signed for the Premier League side last summer from Slavia Prague with a price tag of €7m. The Dakar-born Senegalese international was loaned out immediately to Stoke City in the EFL Championship, where injury issues plagued the young player’s season – in which Sima only played 73 minutes of football. 

In the 2020/2021 season, Sima scored 20 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions which included 10 appearances and four goals in the Europa League (notably scoring against fellow Ligue 1 side OGC Nice in November 2020). This ultimately led Brighton to sign the player last summer – who is still reportedly in Graham Potter’s long term plans hence a loan agreement for Sima. 

Angers have made Sima a priority loan signing, and offer competition in their forward areas after recovering from injury over the off-season and reporting for pre-season training with the Seagulls last week. The Western French side also signed another Brighton U23 forward Ulrick Eneme-Ella (21) on a free transfer earlier this summer – both Ella and Sima will look for more game time in France this season.


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