Leyton Orient have lost young forward Steven Alzate to Premier League new boys Brighton & Hove Albion.

Alzate will now joint up with the Seagulls under-23 squad.
 
Alzate, who can play on either wing or upfront, joins Brighton on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.




Under-23s coach Simon Rusk told his club`s official website: “We are delighted to welcome Steven into the squad.

“He is someone who did well to break into the Leyton Orient first-team from their academy last season, and adds a new dimension to our attacking options.”

The 18-year-old leaves Orient after joining the club at under-13 level. He made a dozen appearances in League Two last season.

Orient then lost a second young player in 24 hours after agreeing a deal with Championship side Norwich City for the sale of forward Tristan Abrahams.

Abrahams, who scored 2 goals in nine first-team appearances for the O’s last season, has joined the Canaries for an undisclosed fee.
 
The 18-year-old will remain in E10 for this season, however, following an agreement between both sides to loan the forward back to Orient for the 2017/18 campaign.

As part of the agreement, Abrahams will also be able to train with and feature for Norwich`s under-23 side.

Having penned his first professional deal in November 2016, Abrahams made his O’s debut as a substitute at Newport County on March 4th before scoring his first senior goal in a 2-2 draw at Luton Town on April 14th.

Abrahams told the O`s official website “Signing for Norwich is a great opportunity and what I believe to be the right move for my career.
 
“Orient is a club that I will always hold close to my heart and I am extremely grateful for the help and support I have been given from such a young age.

“I was handed a fantastic chance last season in difficult circumstances, but the fans were so supportive during that time and I would like to thank them for that.

“I am pleased to be staying here on loan, and while I continue to wear the shirt I will give everything I have got to this Football Club.”

Source: www.thenationalleague.org.uk


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