Brighton & Hove Albion have finalized a five-year contract to bring Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh from Newcastle United, as announced by the club on Sunday.

The 19-year-old comes to Brighton following a productive loan spell at Feyenoord, the Eredivisie runners-up, where he played in 37 matches across all competitions and netted 10 league goals.

Brighton and Newcastle agreed on a £30 million ($37 million) transfer fee. Newcastle manager Eddie Howe aimed to secure a significant sale by the end of June to avoid potential breaches of Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

“Yankuba is an exciting young prospect who has garnered significant attention, and we’re thrilled to have him join our squad,” said Brighton’s technical director David Weir in a statement.

Minteh began his professional career with Danish club Odense BK in 2022 before moving to Newcastle in 2023 and being loaned out to Feyenoord.

During his time at Feyenoord, he scored against Celtic in the Champions League and has earned seven international caps for Gambia, scoring three goals.