Premier League new boys Brighton and Hove Albion have reportedly launched a £1 million bid to sign Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine, according to SportsMole.

The 24-year-old was snapped up for £330,000 by Burton manager Nigel Clough last summer from Scottish side Ross County after two impressive breakout seasons in the SPL.

Irivine’s 10 goals in 42 league games for The Brewers helped keep Clough’s men ticking over as they comfortably beat the drop against all odds.

His performances in the Championship for Burton helped him nail down a spot in the Australian national team too, taking his tally up to 13 appearances for the senior squad as part of a midfield rotation that contains fellow Championship midfielders Aaron Mooy and Massimo Luongo.

After such an impressive first season in England, interest has naturally been high in the Australian midfielder, and now Premier League new boys Brighton are looking to bring him over to the Amex.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton is looking to bolster his squad ahead of their first season in the Premier League and has reportedly bid £1 million for the former Kilmarnock loanee.

With Beram Kayal and Steve Sidwell likely to be ahead in the pecking order should he make the switch to the south coast, Irvine will be wary of making the step up, after his big move to Celtic back in 2012 brought about just 1 appearance for the Scottish giants.

Nigel Clough will hope Irvine shows the same commitment he did when he turned down the Nottingham Forest job to stick to the Burton Albion project.


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