Brighton seal Enock Mwepu transfer from RB Salzburg on four-year deal with Zambian midfielder nicknamed ‘The Computer’

BRIGHTON have uploaded a new signing to their player database – nicknamed “The Computer.”

Zambian ace Enock Mwepu, 23, arrived from Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal earlier today.

Mwepu has joined Brighton on a four-year dealCredit: Getty

Reports suggest that his price tag is significantly lower than the club record £22million they spent on defender Adam Webster.

Seagulls boss Graham Potter revealed he’s delighted to have snagged the midfielder who scored five goals in 29 games for Salzburg last season.

It’s been claimed the maestro’s file has been on Potter’s desktop for some time – and now the Seagulls boss hopes his new man will add some byte to the midfield.

He said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Enock to the club and are looking forward to working with him.

“He has a great deal of experience for somebody of his age, including Champions League and international football.

“He’s primarily a central midfielder, although he is capable of playing in numerous positions, is open-minded, adaptable and very keen to learn and develop.

“He will add competition to our existing options in that area of the squad going into the new season.”

Mwepu was handed “The Computer” label by Salzburg’s fans for his unique ability to read the game.

He made his bones with the Austrian side when he joined in 2017 from NAPSTA Stars in his Zambian homeland.

While at Salzburg, where Mwepu played alongside Chelsea target Erling Haaland, he made 81 league appearances and leaves with a total tally of 11 goals and nine assists.

Mwepu could be joined by Dan James and Joe Rodon at the Amex Stadium next season.

SunSport exclusively revealed that Potter had plans to bring his ex-players to Brighton this summer.

Potter worked with the pair when he was Swansea’s boss in 2018.

It’s claimed the 51-year-old wants to sign the duo on permanent deals but will settle for loans if not possible.

Signing James and Rondon will help soften the blow of losing defender Ben White who’s been heavily linked with a £50m deal to Arsenal.

Ben White shows his skills in football training with Brighton


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