Brighton take a look at Shorey
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:26:00
Le Havre full-back Benjamin Mendy is expected to complete a move to England in the near future, with transfer talks under way.
The 18-year-old defender is rumoured to be interesting Cardiff City and Sunderland.
A switch to the Premier League would appear to be on the cards, with Le Havre admitting to having opened discussions with interested parties.
Mendy's preferred choice would be a switch to the English top flight, meaning clubs in France - such as Marseille and Lyon - could be left disappointed.
Le Havre president Jean Pierre Louvel told RMC: "We are talking to clubs and the talks with English teams are going better than others.
"He is most likely going to go and play in England."
Mendy admits he would welcome the opportunity to test himself in the Premier League, with the youngster determined to keep his career heading on an upward curve.
He said: "I have always dreamt of playing in England so I am happy to be linked with English clubs.
"I know it is a big step to go there straight away, but if you want to progress in Europe you need to play at the top level."
Shorey is available on a free transfer after leaving Reading earlier this summer and he is looking for a new club.
Brighton are in the market for a new left-back having seen Wayne Bridge join Reading after a successful spell on loan from Manchester City last season and also allowing Marcos Painter to leave the club.
Ironically Brighton were believed to be keen on Shorey last summer before they signed Bridge and they have now rekindled their interest in the full-back.
Shorey will spend this week training at Brighton in the hope of securing a move to the club, but any deal is being held up while Brighton begin their search for a new manager following the sacking of Gus Poyet on Sunday.