Newcastle United look set for a fight in their ambition to add Rochdale teenager Igor Tyjon to their squad this summer.
The Magpies have been the front-runners to sign the teenager, but Brighton could be set to hijack the deal, according to the latest reports from TeamTALK.
Newcastle remain interested in Igor Tyjon
Newcastle have been plotting moves for some of the most exciting young stars in the country since the takeover. However, Tyjon has ranked high on their list of potential targets following impressive displays at youth level with Rochdale.
The 16-year-old is set to leave the club this summer after Rochdale suffered relegation to the National League. However, they are still hoping to attract a sizeable transfer fee for one of their prized assets.
Brighton are hoping that they can tempt the teenager to the club by showcasing a clear route to the first-team. But, the Magpies could get their man, as they are promising to build a solid youthful foundation for the future.