January 23 According to David Ornstein, the ace reporter of The Athletic UK
According to the latest report, Brighton coach Roberto De Zerby has just joined the team, and he is targeting Shakhtar Donetsk left central defender Mykola Matviyenko as a potential new aid in the winter.
While Brighton were aware of the Ukraine international, he was not identified through their renowned scouting system and was a candidate pursued by De Zerby.
Brighton have made an inquiry for the 26-year-old and while they do not want to pay the €25m that Miners are seeking, De Zerby is pushing the board to get a deal done.
Matviyenko is currently in London and the miners have been given a few days off, so he is with his family.
The duo worked together at Miners and De Zerby wants to strengthen Brighton’s left centre-back position, a desire that may intensify after the in-form Colwell suffered a quadriceps injury, so Matvienko is
The candidate he most desperately wanted.
After Colville was injured, he was basically determined to lose his chance of stability, and he will return to Chelsea in the summer.