As reported by Patrick Berger of Sport1, Premier League side Brighton have withdrawn their proposal for 26-year-old Austrian midfielder Florian Grillitsch.
Brighton manager Graham Potter held discussions with Grillitsch, who was in England with his family and advisors, but developed concerns about the former Hoffenheim player’s personality.
The Austria international was also rejected by Fiorentina. The Serie A side decided against a move because of the demands of his father. Speaking to Calciomercato, Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Pradé said: We didn’t like the father’s talk and the payments he asked for. We decide who we work with. We are a club respected by consultants because we always pay on time. However, we cannot always pay more commission that others.”
Grillitsch is available on a free transfer after his contract expired. With 33 caps for Austria, Milan, Roma, West Ham and Galatasaray have all shown interest in the midfielder, who played 150 games across all competitions for Hoffenheim, scoring eight and creating 11.