Zambia coach Milutin Sredojevic is pleased with Enock Mwepu’s progress.
Mwepu recently completed a move to the Seagulls on a four-year deal from Red Bull Salzburg, which made him the club’s first signing ahead of the 2021/22 season.
It has been a great couple of weeks for Zambian football with three of their rising stars recently making moves in the current transfer window.
Fashion Sakala joined Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers from Belgian Pro League side KV Oostende while Patson Daka recently joined Leicester City from Salzburg.
Micho, who is leading the Copper Bullets in the on-going Cosafa Cup in South Africa, reacted to the transfers and described Mwepu as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.
Speaking to the Zambian Football Association’s official website, the Serbian mentor said: “I’m looking forward to see that his game is rising up he’s one of the five most respected young upcoming midfielders in European football and this will be a new transit step to the bright future of his and bright future of Zambian football.”
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter lauded the arrival of Mwepu as a midfield boost that would provide more competition for playing time.
An African connection is looming at the Falmer Stadium with Yves Bissouma already at the club. Bissouma has made a name for himself as one of the top tacklers in the Premier League.
“He has a great deal of experience for somebody of his age (23), including Champions League and international football,” said Potter.
“He’s primarily a central midfielder, although he is capable of playing in numerous positions, is open-minded, adaptable and very keen to learn and develop.
“He will add competition to our existing options in that area of the squad going into the new season.”
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By FARPost reporter