Brighton and Hove Albion eyeing move for Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Christoph Baumgartner

Brighton is reportedly eyeing Christoph Baumgartner as the perfect candidate to replace Moises Caicedo, as the Ecuadorian midfielder’s departure from the club is expected during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Brighton and Hove Albion FC has valued Baumgartner at 20 million euros, emphasizing his worth as a valuable asset.

Brighton is actively pursuing the acquisition of Hoffenheim’s talented midfielder, Christoph Baumgartner, demonstrating their determination to bolster their squad.

Baumgartner’s remarkable performance during the UEFA Euro 2020 on 21 June 2021 showcased his exceptional abilities as he secured a momentous victory for Austria over Ukraine with a single goal. This triumph propelled his national team into the knockout stages of the tournament, a historic achievement in Austrian football history.

With 117 appearances for Hoffenheim, Baumgartner has impressively scored 26 goals, leaving an indelible mark on the club.

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Throughout the current season, Brighton has meticulously monitored Baumgartner’s progress, with scouts dedicating substantial time to observe his gameplay.

As the 23-year-old midfielder’s future hangs in the balance, it seems highly probable that he will seek a new opportunity this summer. Several prominent Bundesliga clubs have also expressed their keen interest in securing his services, adding further speculation to his potential transfer.

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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.

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