Vicente back for pre season today after agreeing to stay

Spanish star Vicente is due at pre-season today (Monday, July 9) after agreeing to stay in Sussex for another year.

In one of the summer’s longest running transfer sagas, many Brighton fans were convinced they had seen the last of Vicente in a Seagulls shirt.

He had been heavily linked to a move back to Spain but Albion boss Gus Poyet confirmed this weekend he was coming back.

He said, “I’m absolutely delighted to say that Vicente will be with us next season and to know he will be part of the squad is fantastic news for the club and our supporters.

“Too much has been made of the situation but Vicente’s had some personal issues to resolve before being able to return to England; nothing to do with football or financial issues.

“These issues have been resolved now and everyone is happy. I’m sure, like me, the fans are now looking forward to seeing him back in a Brighton & Hove Albion shirt during pre-season and in the Championship.”