Lee Geum-Min (#9 Brighton & Hove Albion) during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at The People’s Pension Stadium in Crawley -Stephen Flynn/Sports Press Photo

South Korean international Lee expected to complete permanent move to Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Hope Powell has confirmed her intentions to offer a contract to on-loan Manchester City forward Lee Geum-min this summer.

The 27-year-old South Korean international attacker is out of contract with her parent club next month but she has impressed during her season-long loan stint with Albion, scoring three goals in her last two matches.

Manchester City are expected to let Lee go and Brighton & Hove Albion manager Powell has told FAWSL Full-Time of her intentions to make the striker part of her squad again next season. Powell simply answered ‘yes’ when asked about whether she would be looking to keep Lee at the club following her side’s 3-1 win over Bristol City on Sunday. Last week, Powell also commented on the player being able to build her fitness levels further with The Seagulls during the upcoming pre-season, an indication that she is confident about the prospect of Lee completing a permanent move to the club.

Lee moved to England following the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and she signed a two-year deal with Manchester City. The player has failed to start a Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture for The Cityzens but she has gradually adapted to the demands of the English game with Brighton & Hove Albion and is beginning to reap the rewards of her hard work.

The striker’s goal against Bristol City on Sunday ensured that Albion recorded a first-ever top flight finish in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

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