Brighton sign Enock Mwepu for record fee: “It’s time for me to take the next step”

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Second major Salzburg departure 

After Patson Daka (for €30 million to Leicester City), Red Bull Salzburg have completed their second million-euro sale to the Premier League this summer. Fellow countryman Enock Mwepu joins Brighton. The 23-year-old receives a contract running until 2025.

The Seagulls pay over €23 million for the services of the Zambian midfielder, according to media reports – Mwepu thus becomes Brighton’s record signing and is also one of the five most expensive sales of RB Salzburg.

Daka, Mwepu, Upamecano & Co. – RB Salzburg’s record departures

Mwepu and Daka sold for over €50m

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Just a week after Patson Daka, RB Salzburg also lose Enock Mwepu. Both rank among the five most expensive sales in club history.

Martin Hinteregger (16/17) – €10.5M to FC Augsburg

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Valentino Lazaro (18/19) – €10.5M to Hertha BSC

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Alan (14/15) – €11.1M to Guangzhou Evergrande

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Kevin Kampl (14/15) – €12M to BVB

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Hannes Wolf (19/20) – €12M to RB Leipzig

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Stefan Lainer (19/20) – €12.5M to Bor. M’gladbach

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Diadié Samassékou (19/20) – €14M to TSG Hoffenheim

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Jonathan Soriano (16/17) – €15M to BJ Sinobo Guoan

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Xaver Schlager (19/20) – €15M to VfL Wolfsburg

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Munas Dabbur (19/20) – €17M to Sevilla

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Duje Caleta-Car (18/19) – €17M to Marseille

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Dayot Upamecano (16/17) – €18.5M to RB Leipzig

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Amadou Haidara (18/19) – €19M to RB Leipzig

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Dominik Szoboszlai (20/21) – €20M to RB Leipzig

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Erling Haaland (19/20) – €20M to BVB

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Sadio Mané (14/15) – €23M to Southampton

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Enock Mwepu (20/21) – over €23M to Brighton

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Naby Keïta (16/17) – €29.75M to RB Leipzig

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Patson Daka (20/21) – €30M to Leicester City

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“We’re delighted to be able to welcome Enock to the club and are looking forward to working with him. He has a great deal of experience for somebody of his age, including Champions League and international football. He’s primarily a central midfielder, although he is capable of playing in numerous positions, is open-minded, adaptable and very keen to learn and develop,” Albion head coach Graham Potter said.

Brighton move: Mwepu wants to take “the next step”

Mwepu told the official RB Salzburg website: “I had a great time here in Salzburg, learned a lot and developed well in all areas football-wise. But I believe that more is still possible. That’s why, after four years, it’s time for me to take the next step in my career and aim for the next level. I’m very grateful to everyone at the club and all the fans for this wonderful time and I will always think back to Salzburg very fondly.”



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