Frank Lampard can plan, and Marina Granovskaia can approve all the money in the world, but simply some things even strong euros can't buy. Lewis Dunk officially extended his contract for another five years on Friday afternoon, and Brighton announced it to all the bells and in a very euphoric tone!
Is it because the long-time Brighton captain is constantly connected with Chelsea, or is it just that the euphoria at the American Express Community Stadium is really so great, but Lewis Dunk will certainly not change the club during the summer after this today's move.
At least there is no logical sense in that ... Maybe Chelsea, to put it mildly, avoided setting aside a lot of money for another miss, but at Stamford Bridge, things are much clearer now - they can't count on Lewis Dunk.
Lewis Dunk was recently selected as the player of the season and had one of the key roles in the fight to stay in Premier League society. Brighton coach Graham Potter received the news of Dunk's signature with great enthusiasm.
"We are absolutely delighted with Luis' decision to commit to Brighton in the long run. That is fantastic news for all of us. Since I've been here, Luis has grown into a great football player and is constantly improving every year.
He is an example player, on and off the field, and it is a great pleasure to work with him. "With this move, he showed that he is ready to show even more in the Brighton jersey and help us achieve the best possible placement on our joint trip," said Graham Potter.
In 2014 he became the captain
Lewis Dunk is Brighton’s child and has been at the club for more than a decade. He became the first team player in October 2013, when he was transferred to Bristol City on a one-month loan for only a month, where he played a total of three games.
Since then, he has been a regular first-team player in Brighton, and since November 2014, he has become the captain of Brighton, which he was during his growth in the younger categories. He played over 300 games in the first team.
He received an invitation from Gareth Southgate two years ago, but he played only one official match in the jersey of the England national team. For the past three years, Lewis Dunk has been statistically among the top Premier League stoppers.
However, the love for the club is stronger than money ... What is left for Chelsea? There is a lot of talk about negotiations with Thiago Silva, and allegedly Chelsea has now turned a blind eye to Dunk's partner Ben White, although he is not giving up on Declan Rice when Mason Mount and the legendary Didier Drogba are working on coming to Stamford Bridge.