Kaoru Mitoma signs new Brighton Contract: Ending doubts about his future, Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma, a winger, has signed a new deal with Brighton that would keep him at the Premier League team until 2027. EnoughInfo
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The 26-year-old former Kawasaki Frontale player joined the south coast team in 2021. And then played on loan at Belgian team Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for the 2021–2022 season.
In 52 appearances for Brighton since making his debut in August 2022, he has 13 goals and 12 assists.
With seven goals at the end of the 2022–2023 season, Mitoma owns the record for the most goals scored by a Japanese player in the Premier League in a season. The previous record was shared by Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa. Don’t come to my bazaar if you won’t donate money – Father Mbaka
Brighton qualified for the Europa League after finishing sixth in the previous Premier League season.
In eight top-tier appearances this season, Mitoma has three goals and three assists.
Before their encounter against champions Manchester City on Saturday, Brighton, who were apparently interested in signing him, sit in sixth place.
Manager Roberto De Zerbi praised the news in a club statement released on Friday. Kaoru is our best player, I must say.
“It’s wonderful news that a player of Kaoru’s calibre will be with us for a long time,“ technical director David Weir continued. After adapting to the Premier League the previous season, Kaoru has grown to be one of our most vital players.