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Soufyan Loaned To Rotterdam

By James Hilsum • 19 January 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Soufyan Ahannach has signed a loan deal with Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta Rotterdam until the end of the season.

Ahannach arrived at the club from Dutch Eerste Divisie side Almere City in August 2017, and will now return to the Netherlands for the remainder of the campaign.

Chris Hughton said, “Soufyan was brought in initially as a member of the development squad, and to be pushing to breakthrough into the first-team squad, but he has found those opportunities limited during the first half of the season.

“This loan move offers him the chance to go and play regular first-team football with Sparta Rotterdam in the top division in the Dutch League. It is a good move for all parties - the two clubs, but most importantly Soufyan, and this will help his development moving forward.”

Ahannach is yet to make his first-team debut for the club, but made two appearances in the Checkatrade Trophy games against Oxford United and Stevenage.