Kaoru Mitoma is set to sign a long-term contract with Brighton.
Chris Whittler, a reporter for London World, said on the 4th (Korean time), “London World exclusively reveals that Brighton star Mitoma has agreed to a new five-year contract with the club. Mitoma is worth 80,000 pounds (about 131 million won). ), and an official announcement will be made within 24 hours.”
Mitoma is one of the promising players that Japan has high hopes for. He made his professional debut at Kawasaki Frontale in 2020 and made a name for himself by scoring goals in five consecutive games from his first season. In addition to his performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he received a love call from Brighton and entered Brighton in earnest after a one-season loan.
He appeared like a comet last season and attracted a lot of attention. At the beginning of his transfer, he was pushed out of the competition for the starting position. Mitoma did not receive much attention under coach Graham Potter. However, after coach Roberto De Zervi took office, he gradually increased the number of appearances as a starter.안전놀이터
Mitoma scored 7 goals and 6 assists in his first season in the PL. As a Japanese national, he achieved not only the most points in a PL single season but also the most attack points. The previous Japanese Premier League scoring records were Shinji Kagawa’s 6 goals and 4 assists for Manchester United (2012-13 season) and Shinji Okazaki’s 6 goals and 3 assists for Leicester City (2017-18 season). Mitoma surpassed both players in one season.
He is a player whose strength is dribbling. Mitoma boasts explosive speed and has a style of destroying opponents through dribbling. Additionally, his basic skills are good, so his touch is simple, and his body is well balanced, so he tends to dribble in a low posture.
Due to his performance, he was also nominated for EPL Team of the Season (TOTS). In addition, Brighton finished the season in 6th place last season with Mitoma, Pascal Gross, Solly March, Evan Ferguson, and Julio Enciso all playing well. As a result, Brighton achieved the feat of advancing to the UEFA Europa League (UEL) for the first time in the club’s history.
Mitoma is performing steadily this season as well. He scored 1 goal and 1 assist against Wolverhampton, and scored multiple goals against Bournemouth, giving him 3 goals and 3 assists in the league this season. Brighton plans to determine Mitoma’s future value and renew his contract.
Weekly wages rise as much as 8 times. According to ‘Capology’, which systematizes the salaries of sports players, Mitoma’s current weekly salary was around 10,000 pounds (about 16.4 million won). With this renewal, the price is expected to soar to 80,000 pounds. This is also an amount that far exceeds the 30,000 pounds (approximately 49.3 million won) received by Hwang Hee-chan. In addition, he will immediately jump to the 3rd highest salary in Brighton.