Albion offer new contracts to four players

David Stockdale, Gaetan Bong, Steve Sidwell and Niki Maenpaa’s existing contracts end on 30th June, and have each been offered a new deal.

In addition, the club has extended midfielder Richie Towell’s deal to 2019 – following promotion to the Premier League.

Manager Chris Hughton said, “I’m sure this won’t come as a major surprise to most people – and we hope the four players we have offered new contracts will be with us next season for our first season in the Premier League.”

Most speculation falls on the future of David Stockdale, particularly on twitter. We will need to wait and see but without date, most Seagulls fans would like to see Stockdale keep the Number 1 (13) shirt for us next season. If not – then he probably secured a deal with someone else to set him and his family up for life and you can’t argue with that.

Dale Stephens, who would also have been out of contract on 30th June, agreed a new four-year contract at the start of last week.


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