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Exciting transfer news: Brighton secures Gambian star Yankuba Minteh

Brighton sign Yankuba Minteh. African footballers. Brighton has signed Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh from Newcastle United for £30 million.

Newcastle aimed to make a major sale by the end of June to avoid breaking Premier League profit and sustainability rules. The clubs announced the deal at 00:50 BST on July 1. The 19-year-old forward has signed a contract with Brighton until June 2029.

“Yankuba is a young talent who has attracted a lot of interest, so we’re delighted to welcome him to the club,” said Brighton’s technical director David Weir.
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Newcastle signed Minteh from Danish club Odense in June 2023, but he made no first-team appearances for the Magpies. Last season, he was on loan at Dutch club Feyenoord, scoring 10 goals in 27 league games and netting against Celtic in the Champions League.

“He is an exciting attacking player with incredible speed. He had a very impressive campaign with Feyenoord, gaining experience in both the Champions League and Europa League,” added Weir. “Now we will give him the time and support he needs to settle in.”

“Newcastle United extends its best wishes to Yankuba for the future,” said a statement from the Tyneside club.
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More about Yankuba Minteh

Yankuba Minteh (born 22 July 2004) is a Gambian professional footballer who played as a winger for Eredivisie club Feyenoord, on loan from Premier League club Newcastle United, and represents the Gambia national team.

Minteh is named after the river that flows through Gambia, with the country’s borders following its shores. He grew up in Bakoteh, a suburb of Serekunda, the largest city in Gambia, near the river’s mouth. He is the second youngest of seven children. His father, a former midfielder and football fan, was a dedicated Bayern Munich supporter.