By Max Mathews For Mailonline
Published: 16:24 GMT, 12 November 2020 | Updated: 16:24 GMT, 12 November 2020
Tariq Lamptey has divulged his reasons for leaving hometown club Chelsea after more than a decade, disclosing he rejected numerous offers before moving to Brighton.
Right-sided defender Lamptey, 20, has won plenty of admirers for his energy, dynamism and fearlessness since his deadline-day move to the south coast in January.
And the recently capped England U21 international admitted leaving Frank Lampard's side despite making his first-team debut against Arsenal was an extremely difficult call.
Tariq Lamptey (left) spent 11 years at Chelsea before moving to Brighton in January 2020