Brighton are interested in right-back Julian Ryerson after his strong performances for Union Berlin


Brighton are interested in Norwegian right-back Julian Ryerson following his strong performances for Union Berlin – with the 25-year-old defender out of contract in the summer

  • The 25-year-old defender has racked up 109 caps for Union Berlin since joining
  • The Norwegian international will be a free agent in the summer as interest grows
  • Capped 15 times for Norway, Brighton and clubs in Italy are battling for Ryerson 

Brighton are exploring the possibility of bringing Union Berlin right-back Julian Ryerson to the Amex.

The 25-year-old has impressed in Germany and he will be a free agent in the summer – although Union Berlin do have the option to extend his contract by a year.

Ryerson joined the German club in 2018 and has gone on to make 109 appearances, cementing himself in the first-team. 

Brighton are exploring bringing Norway and Union Berlin right-back Julian Ryerson to the Amex

Ryerson, 25, joined the German side in 2018 and has cemented himself in the first-team withs strong performances

Ryerson, 25, joined the German side in 2018 and has cemented himself in the first-team withs strong performances 

The defender, who has also made 15 appearances for Norway since making his debut in 2020, has attracted interest from clubs in Italy too, according to The Athletic.

At the other end of the pitch, Brighton forward Reda Khadra’s season-long loan to Sheffield United has been cancelled with the 21-year-old heading to Birmingham instead. 

The German forward is a product of the Borussia Dortmund youth system but his time in Sheffield did not go as well as was expected. 

At the other end of the pitch, Brighton forward Reda Khadra's season-long loan to Sheffield United has been cancelled

At the other end of the pitch, Brighton forward Reda Khadra’s season-long loan to Sheffield United has been cancelled

After joining with the intention of making the deal permanent, Khadra has not started a game since November and has made just 16 appearances.

The German Under-21 international was not selected for Sheffield United’s last two match-day squads, and was an unused substitute against Coventry. 

Roberto de Zerbi is not set to have a big transfer window with finances limited but there main task is keeping World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister at the club – which they are confident they can do. 

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