Brighton transfer deadline latest: Club legend close to deal with Championship club

Brighton striker Glenn Murray is finalising a deal to join Championship outfit Nottingham Forest and reunite with is former Albion boss Chris Hughton

Glenn Murray played a huge role in helping Brighton to the Premier League and keeping them in the top flight
Glenn Murray played a huge role in helping Brighton to the Premier League and keeping them in the top flight

Murray joined Hornets on a season long loan deal last summer but struggled for game time.

His loan was terminated by Watford and the 37-year-old striker had been training alone while searching for a new club.

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A move to Queens Park Rangers fell through earlier this transfer window as they signed their former striker Charlie Austin instead.

Murray though has finally found his escape route from Vicarage Road is now set to link up with his old Brighton boss Hughton, who is currently in charge at the City Ground.

It is understood to be a permanent deal, rather than a loan, and the move will officially end Murray's association with Brighton.

Murray made 285 appearances for Albion and scored 111 goals. His best season was in 2016-17, under Hughton, as he netted 23 goals in the Championship as the Seagulls gained promotion to the Premier League.

Forest are currently struggling in the Championship and are just three points above the relegation zone.