Inigo Calderon hints at Brighton return

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brighton & Hove Albion's Inigo Calderon

Former Brighton and Hove Albion defender Inigo Calderon has had his say on a return to the club for whom he played for six years.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brighton & Hove Albion's Inigo CalderonInigo Calderon (left) in action for Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion legend Inigo Calderon has hinted that he would relish a return to the club in some capacity in an interview with Brighton publication Seagull.

The 34-year-old left the Seagulls this year after six years of service and is now plying his trade at Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta FC.

Calderon’s illustrious Brighton career included a promotion in his first season as well as 18 league goals in nearly 200 league appearances at right-back.

Brighton's Inigo Calderon and Brentford's Tommy SmithInigo Calderon (left) was Brighton's right-back for six years

It’s therefore no surprise that the Spaniard thinks so fondly of his time on the south coast and one day wishes to return.

“I’m not sure when, and I’m not sure what role it will be, but one day I will come ‘home’. The club is a part of me, the fans are a part of me and the city is part of me.

“I’m still in contact with the club and I must admit that when I see pictures of the players or the training ground, I do miss it. It’s good to see the team pushing for promotion again and hopefully we can go one better than last season.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris HughtonBrighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is targeting promotion yet again

“Although I miss Brighton, I am enjoying this new experience. It was a challenge that I needed at this stage of my career.”

Having been let go on a free transfer in the summer, as well as his age, it seems unlikely that Calderon will return to the Seagulls in a playing capacity. However, the veteran defender does appear to have everything required to become a key member of the coaching staff, having earned a masters degree in sports psychology as well as being a qualified teacher.

Glenn Murray of Crystal Palace (L) in action with Inigo Calderon of BrightonInigo Calderon (right) in action against bitter Brighton rivals Crystal Palace

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