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Manchester United agree a deal to sign Brighton starlet Toby Collyer following a trial

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Manchester United agree a deal to sign Brighton starlet Toby Collyer following a trial with the Red Devils after the teenage midfielder failed to commit his future to the Seagulls

  • Manchester United have agreed a deal for Brighton youngster Toby Collyer
  • Collyer failed to agree terms with Brighton and then went on trial at United 
  • The England U17 international was also the subject of interest from Chelsea 


Manchester United have a put deal in place to sign Brighton’s teenage midfielder Toby Collyer.

The 18-year-old defensive midfielder has captained England at U16 and U17 level but had failed to agree terms on a deal at Brighton, where he played 25 games for their U18s and U23s last season.

The teenager had enjoyed a successful trial period with United appearing in a friendly game for the club’s U23s against Huddersfield Town last month and suitably impressed the coaching staff.

Manchester United have agreed a deal for Brighton's teenage midfielder Toby Collyer

Manchester United have agreed a deal for Brighton’s teenage midfielder Toby Collyer

Collyer, who also had interest from Chelsea, has agreed a three and half year contract ahead of formally signing for United.

This season Collyer has played just once for Brighton, featuring for the U18s against Leicester in August. 

The talented youngster will hope for opportunities to train with Ralf Rangnick's squad

The talented youngster will hope for opportunities to train with Ralf Rangnick’s squad

Chelsea were interested in signing Collyer but he is now set to join United instead

Chelsea were interested in signing Collyer but he is now set to join United instead

Although he is mainly a midfielder, Collyer filled in at centre-back on a couple of occasions for Brighton U18s last season. 

Collyer made his debut for Brighton U23s against Tottenham in January 2021 shortly after turning 17.

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