Early Monday evening Brighton and Hove Albion confirmed that Under 23 striker Steven Alzate had made the move out to Swindon Town for the coming 2018/19 campaign.
The 19-year-old forward came in from Leyton Orient last summer and he’s yet to make his first-team bow for manager Chris Hughton’s side, but he did take in two starting appearances and one substitute showing in 2017/18’s EFL Trophy competition where our Under 23 side took on professional opposition from League’s One and Two.
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His time at Orient saw him make nine starts and three substitute showings with a return of one goal.
He heads out for the entire campaign but we do have a recall clause on him if needed come January.
Speaking to the Official Site to discuss his move, Under 23 coach Simon Rusk said it was the ‘ideal loan’ for the youngster as he looks to take the next step in his development.
“He has performed at a consistent level for us and made a key contribution in helping us to achieve promotion. Steven is a promising young player and we will monitor his progress closely. We wish him well for the season ahead.”
In total, he made 23 appearances all in last season.
Tricky attacking midfielder, very skilful player. Very high hopes for him.
— _______________________________it’s coming home (@iscqn06) July 2, 2018
Fantastic singing absolute baller
— ADAM (@ALB5399) July 2, 2018
What a player
— Josh Abrahams (@josh34486) July 2, 2018
— Jack Bernstein (@Bernyboy99) July 2, 2018
Got yourselves a quality player
— Len (@LenM4) July 2, 2018
Will be brilliant- should tear the league up
— Alexander Rose (@alexanderjrose1) July 2, 2018
Good luck to Steven, will be interesting to see his step up to playing league football after performing for our under 23's last season
— Sam Peters (@SamPeters_BHAFC) July 2, 2018