Max Sanders has agreed a new one-year deal which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2021/22 season.
The 21-year-old has spent the 2019/20 campaign on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League One before the season’s curtailment, where he made 22 appearances in all competitions.
Technical Director Dan Ashworth said, “We are delighted that Max has signed new terms with the club.
“He’s someone who we hold in high regard for the future. He has had a good season in terms of his development and now the challenge for him is to keep up that good progress.
“This new contract presents him with an opportunity to take more strides towards first-team football with us here at Brighton and he will come back for pre-season training with the first-team squad.”
Sanders, who scored his first senior goal away to Rotherham United in February, was a regular for Glyn Hodges’s side before the Dons saw their season ended last month.
He was part of pre-season training last summer with Graham Potter’s men, and was named on the bench for the Carabao Cup victory away to Bristol Rovers in August, and has also represented England at under-19 level.