Report: Brighton set to bring Dutch goalkeeper Guy Smit on trial ahead of potential transfer

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Brighton are already blessed in the goalkeeping department.

Brighton and Hove Albion may not yet know what league they will be playing in next season, but it has not stopped them planning early ahead of next term.

Brighton, who trail Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 after the first-leg of their Championship play-off semi-final, are said to be considering a move for a young Dutch goalkeeper.

Algemeen Dagblad has reported this weekend that Brighton are keen on NEC Nijmegen stopper Guy Smit.

The 20-year-old Dutchman is a free transfer this summer and is set to be handed a trial period at Brighton in the summer to see if he is a suitable match for The Seagulls.

Smit only joined NEC last summer from Vitesse Arnhem and has not played a single game for the club but Brighton appear to be interested in his services regardless.

Brighton currently have good goalkeeper options already. David Stockdale is a capable number one whilst Finland international Niki Maenpaa is a solid back-up option. Meanwhile Christian Walton is a talented England youth international.

So the interest in Smit would suggest that Brighton are expecting one of these players to depart in the summer, with Maenpaa the most likely.

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