Brighton & Hove Albion have revealed that they have offered a one-year contract to young striker Shamir Goodwin, who has been impressive in the youth team of the club in the last season. Shamir Goodwin scored 20 goals for Brighton and Hove Albion in the 2011-12 season while playing in the youth team. Even though the club are looking to bring in a number of first-team regulars through the transfer market, they are already looking at the prospect of making Shamir Goodwin a youth academy product. Shamir Goodwin has been tied to a one-year deal, but goalkeepers David Gonzalez and Michael Poke will be released from the club at the end of the season.
Likewise, midfielder Alan Navarro will also have to search for a new club in the summer after not figuring in the plans of manager Gus Poyet. Alan Navarro has played 85 games for Brighton and Hove Albion since joining the club a few seasons ago, but has scored only one goal. Goalkeeper David Gonzalez has not been able to make more than two appearances for the club since joining them in January on a short-term loan deal. Michael poke, meanwhile, has been part of the first team action for just one match. He played in the Carling cup defeat at the hands of Northampton town back in August 2010.
“It feels like the dream has come true but when I come back for pre-season it will sink in properly. It’s a great feeling. I definitely feel like I have improved over the past year. I feel I know exactly what the club want from me,” said Shamir Goodwin after receiving the good news of being offered new contract by the club, which finished the last Championship season in the 10th position just missing out on the play-offs.