Brighton Sign Yankuba Minteh From Newcastle United

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Brighton have signed Gambian striker Yankuba Minteh from Newcastle United in a deal worth over £30million.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Minteh, who spent the 2023-24 season on loan to Eredivisie giants, Feyenoord, is set to complete the move to the East Sussex-based outfit. Agreement has been reached on personal terms, including with his parent club, Newcastle United.

Yakuba Minteh

As of the time of filing this report, the youngster has arrived in Brighton and Hove for his medical to seal the move before his final unveiling in a matter of days.

Who is Yankuba Minteh?

Yankuba Minteh is a Gambian footballer who played as a forward for Newcastle United in the Premier League and is now set to complete a move to Brighton. The Bakoteh-born Gambia international plays as a winger for both club and country. He attracted from Brighton after an impressive loan spell with Feyenoord in the Ditch top flight last season.

Yankuba Minteh career

Yankuba Minteh began his footballing journey in his home country Gambia. He played for Steve Biko Football Club Academy – a club based in Gambia’s capital city, Banjul, playing in the Gambian elite division.

Following a brilliant campaign with Steve Biko youth, Minteh was scouted to the Netherlands to Odense in southern Denmark where he played for Odense BK Academy in 2022. After an impressive try-out, he penned down his first professional football contract with the club and was promoted to the first team that same year.

The burgeoning young talent got off to a roaring start in the Danish Superliga – the highest echelon of league football in Denmark. He scored on his debut, netting Odense’s match-winner in a 2-1 league win over FC Copenhagen on September 10, 2022. He would go ahead to make 17 league appearances for Odense BK, scoring 4 goals.

On July 1, 2023, Newcastle United signed him for a reported fee of €7million and was loaned out immediately to Feyenoord after the completion of the move. At Feyenoord, Minteh registered 27 Eredivisie appearances, scoring 10 goals.

Yakuba Minteh stats

Minteh only played league matches for Odense BK in Denmark. He made 17 appearances with 4 goals. At Ajax, he made 27 league appearances, and 10 in other competitions, tallying 37 appearances in all competitions with 11 goals. After his 2022 breakout campaign with Odense, he earned his first call-up to Gambia senior men’s national team. Since making his debut, he has won 7 caps for the team, scoring 3 goals.

Yakuba Minteh’s contract and salary

According to Fabrizio Romano, Minteh has signed a five-year contract with Brighton till 2029. At Newcastle United, Minteh’s annual salary was estimated at £219,000 with his weekly wage measuring up to £4,224. His new salary scale with Brighton has yet to be disclosed.

Yakuba Minteh transfer value

Newcastle United signed Minteh for €7m from Odense BK. A series of impressive performances has seen the transfer value of the youngster rise. He is sold to Brighton for £30m. According to Transfermarkt, Minteh’s current transfer value is €16million.

Yakuba Minteh’s age

Minteh was born on July 22, 2004. He is 19 years old and.wkll be celebrating his 20th birthday as a Brighton player.

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