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Pascal Gross signs new Brighton contract

Pascal Gross signs new Brighton contract

Brighton & Hove Albion have announced that midfielder Pascal Gross has committed his long-term future to the club, penning a new deal that will run until 2025.

The 31-year-old has been an integral part of Roberto De Zerbi’s squad this season, racking up six goals and six assists in 29 Premier League games.

The versatile midfielder has proven to be a point of difference on several occasions this term, spurring the Seagulls to challenge for a place in Europe.

They currently sit seventh in the Premier League, seven points adrift of the Champions League places and four off Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League spot.

De Zerbi said, “I am absolutely delighted that Pascal has agreed a new contract with us.

“He is one of the best players I have worked with during my career, and every day I appreciate him more and more. He is one of the secrets to Albion’s success.”

Gross joined Brighton from German side Ingolstadt in 2017 after the Seagulls had won promotion to the English top flight.

He has been an important figure at the club ever since, notching 24 goals and 37 assists in 205 appearances across all competitions.

His versatility also demonstrates his importance to the team, as he can feature in any of the midfield positions and has also slotted in at right-back this term.

Since Brighton gained a top-flight berth, only Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (535) has created more chances in the competition than Gross (388).

The German’s 12-goal contributions this season are the second most in De Zerbi’s side, with only Solly March (14) contributing more with seven goals and seven assists.

Gross has represented Germany across various youth levels but has yet to make his debut for the senior side.

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