Romaric Yapi has joined Eredivisie side SBV Vitesse, based in Arnhem, on undisclosed terms, subject to international clearance.
The 20-year-old right-back joined Albion from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, and has been a regular in the under-23s over the past two seasons.
Albion’s head of academy John Morling said, “This is a good move for Romaric. He’s very keen to play and it is great to see that desire, but at this stage we can’t guarantee that opportunity to him.
“As we’ve seen with other players wanting to make that step up to senior football from under-23 football at Brighton, this will give him the chance to take that next step.
“Romaric has been a pleasure to work with since he came to us from Paris Saint-Germain and we have watched him evolve and develop as part of the squad. Now it’s time for his next step and we wish him all the best for the future.”