Brighton announced on their official website on Wednesday that the club and Rosario Central have reached an agreement in principle over the transfer of Argentina U20s international attacking midfielder wonderkid Facundo Buonanotte.
According to Brighton’s official statement, when the winter transfer window opens in January, Buonanotte will fly to England to complete his contract signing and medical with the club. After having his work permit granted, Buonanotte will then be able to officially join the Seagulls.
Brighton technical director David Weir said in a statement on the club’s official website after completing the formalities to sign Buonanotte that: “Facundo is a player we have been looking at and observed for a long time. We are delighted to be able to reach an agreement with Rosario Central and we look forward to Facundo joining Brighton in January.”
Born in Pérez, Argentina on December 23, 2004, Buonanotte, who is only 17 years old, is 1.74 meters tall and has Italian descent. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder, but he can also be deployed as a winger. Buonanotte joined the Rosario Central youth academy from a young age and made his first-team debut in February this year.
In July of this year, Buonanotte scored the first Argentine Primera División league goal of his career. This season, Buonanotte has played 24 times in all competitions for Rosario Central, scoring 4 goals and making 2 assists, he is also deeply loved by fans.
In May 2022, Buonanotte was called up to the Argentina U20s national team for the first time. So far, he has played 5 times in all competitions for Javier Mascherano’s young Albiceleste side, scoring 1 goal and making 1 assist.
It is worth mentioning that Buonanotte is the seventh South American player signed by Brighton recently. Before this, the Premier League super dark horse also signed his compatriot Alexis Mac Allister; Ecuadorian trio Jeremy Sarmiento, Pervis Estupiñán, Moisés Caicedo; young Colombian Steven Alzate, and Paraguayan wonderkid Julio Enciso.
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