Spain forward Ansu Fati is set to complete a season-long loan move to Brighton from Barcelona.
Fati has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona, who need to create some space in their squad to sign Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo on loan.
Brighton’s deal for the 20-year-old does not include an obligation to buy.
Fati, who was born in Guinea-Bissau but chose to represent Spain and was part of their World Cup squad last year, is widely viewed as one of the most promising young players in the game.
In 2021, he signed a new contract with Barcelona to run until 2027 and included a 1billion euro buyout clause.