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Chelsea have confirmed the departure of Tariq Lamptey from the club as the 19-year-old has left the club to join Brighton permanently.
Chelsea confirmed in a statement on the club’s official website thus: “Tariq Lamptey has today completed a permanent transfer to Brighton and Hove Albion.”
Lamptey has been at the club since age 8 and made his debut in our 2-1 win over Arsenal back in December. The 19-year-old has made three appearances for the Blues this term.
Lamptey was in the final year of his contract and was offered a new deal, but to Chelsea’s surprise he declined signing with the club.
Chelsea have now thanked Tariq for his service and wished him well in his future career.