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Tariq Lamptey reveals he turned down 'quite a few options' in favour of Brighton move after sitting down with 'coaches, family members and agents' to discuss 'tough' Chelsea exit Tariq Lamptey left Chelsea after 11 years, having joined the academy aged eight Lamptey stated his ambition and a desire to play football led to his departure His performances at Brighton have alerted Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich 

By Max Mathews For Mailonline

Published: 16:24 GMT, 12 November 2020 | Updated: 16:24 GMT, 12 November 2020

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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

Tariq Lamptey (left) spent 11 years at Chelsea before moving to Brighton in January 2020

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