Kevin Campbell has tipped Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey to join a top-six club amid interest from Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City.  

However, the former Gunners and Toffees striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested potential suitors will have to pay a big fee to secure the 20-year-old after he penned a new contract on the south-coast.

Brighton confirmed the blisteringly quick right-back had put pen to paper on a new four-and-a-half year contract at the Amex Stadium last week.

Lamptey has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season and his manager Graham Potter told Sky Sports he expects the player to get ‘even better’.

According to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein, Arsenal, Everton and Manchester City are still interested in signing the former Chelsea defender despite his new contract.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Lamptey potentially signing for Arsenal in the near future, Campbell said: “Brighton ain’t stupid.

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“They are making sure they have Lamptey secured to a long-term contract so anyone that wants to sign him have to pay accordingly. I am sure that is the case.

“They took a chance when they signed him and he has exceeded expectations.

“He has now got a contract that he deserves and while it is great for him it also protects the football club. It is great business all round.

“He is definitely destined for one of the top six clubs in the future.” 

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