Brighton & Hove Albion Striker Sam Baldock Pens New 3-Year Deal After Playing Part in Promotion

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Newly-promoted Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion have signed striker Sam Baldock to a fresh three-year deal.

The 28-year-old scored 12 goals and provided four assists for the Seagulls last season, prompting the club to keep him around for the long term.

A statement on their official website reads: "Brighton & Hove Albion striker Sam Baldock has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal, which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season."

The player also discussed his new deal, insisting that it was what he wanted, also stating he hoped Brighton could become a force in the top flight.

“As soon as the club made noises that they wanted to extend my contract it was always in my head that this is where I want to be. Last season was probably the pinnacle of my career, and I hope now we can establish ourselves in the Premier League and continue to improve together.”

Manager Chris Hughton weighed in as well, describing Baldock as a key member of his squad and expressing delight at the development.

“We are delighted that Sam has agreed a new deal with us. He has been a key member of the squad since he arrived at the club and this new contract is recognition of his contribution over the last couple of seasons. 

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Sam Baldock of Brighton & Hove Albion collides with Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United at Amex Stadium on December 9, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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“He’s also a great professional and a good character in the dressing room, so we are pleased he will be with us for the next few seasons."

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