'Killing us' - Manchester United insider reveals shock Brighton transfer claim
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The Seagulls are known to be shrewd operators when ot comes to recruitment and their policy of attracting and developing some of the finest talent in the world has delivered success at the highest level.
While United have spent vast sums on the likes of Antony, Mason Mount and the ageing Casemiro, Brighton have taken a different approach.
They have recruited young first team regulars Evan Ferguson, Kaoru Mitoma and Simon Adingra for modest fees, while Moises Caicedo, Leo Trossard, Yves Bissouma, Ben White and Alexis Mac Allister have all contributed and then sold for massive profit.
Albion's data driven approach, coupled with the environment the new players arrive into, has allowed them to thrive and compete with the financial giants of world football.
“At the moment, we just can’t get the best young players in and that’s killing us – we can’t compete with Brighton, never mind Man City,” a club source said to Football Insider.
Brighton are currently in seventh place in the Premier League above United, who are eighth, on goal difference. United have spent more than £1billion on signings since the 2017-18 campaign.