Jeremy Sarmiento signs new contract

Winger commits future to Albion until June 2026.

By Charlie Hanson • 31 January 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Jeremy Sarmiento joined Albion in July 2021.

Brighton & Hove Albion are pleased to announce that Jeremy Sarmiento has signed a new contract until June 2026.

The 19-year-old made excellent progress during the first half of the season with Albion, making his Premier League debut and receiving his first senior cap for Ecuador.

Graham Potter said, “Jeremy’s made really strong progress both with the under-23s and the first team since his arrival in the summer, and he was rewarded with his first Premier League start in December.

“He suffered a really unfortunate injury, and it came at a very frustrating time for both him and us. He has made great progress with his rehab and he is on course to return to the first team fold by the end of February.

“He has made a really good impression on us since he joined and the award of this new contract is a result of his hard work and that progress.”

Sarmiento came through the Charlton Athletic academy before moving to Portugal to join Benfica in 2018.

He signed for Albion in July 2021, making his first team debut as a substitute in the Carabao Cup penalty shootout defeat to Leicester City.

He followed that up with his Premier League debut against Leeds United in November and his first league start the following game against West Ham in December.