KAYAL’S FLYING AS NEW SEAGULL
BRIGHTON boss Chris Hughton believes his first permanent signing Beram Kayal has hit the ground running.
Hughton bought the Israeli central midfielder from Celtic in the January transfer window.
And after making a goalscoring debut as a late substitute in the Seagulls’ home defeat to Nottingham Forest last month the £325,000 signing has proved an instant hit.
“It wouldn’t be right for me to put recent results down to one person but he’s had a good influence and he’s a player that is showing at this moment the reasons why we brought him in,” Hughton said.
Kayal was thought to be on the radar of several Championship clubs, including former Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s current employers Bolton Wanderers.
But Hughton believes the 26-year-old was always keen on a move to the south coast.
He said:“I’m quite sure there certainly would have been interest and credit to Beram. Once he was aware that we were interested he was very keen to come.
“It’s certainly an advantage for him to stay on ‘home’ soil as such, having played in Scotland for years.”
IN FORM: Beram Kayal