England Hopeful Signs Long-Term Brighton Deal

Last updated : 23 August 2020 By Three Lions

Lewis Dunk has penned a new five-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion, the 28-year-old central defender continuing his long association with a club where he came through the youth ranks.

As a Premier League regular in a problem position for England, Dunk's name continues to crop up whenever Gareth Southgate is set to name a new squad although at present his appearance against the USA in November 2018 remains his only cap.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter said: “He’s been a joy to work with and he’s a top player.

"He leads by example on the pitch and he's a good lad off it. We’re very lucky to have him."

Earlier this month Dunk was being linked with a £40m move to join Chelsea but his future now appears very much to be on the Sussex coast.