Brighton and Hove Albion have held talks with Hibs over a potential strategic partnership between the English Premier League and Scottish Premiership (Edinburgh Live).

The Easter Road club are exploring the potential of working alongside Brighton but talks remain at a very early stage. No announcement is due in the imminent future but it could open up some interesting doors.

The Easter Road club are exploring a partnership with Brighton.

The Easter Road club are exploring a partnership with Brighton.
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Hibs have a strategic partnership with League Two club Stenhousemuir, which has allowed several young players at Easter Road to head to the lower leagues for experience. The Edinburgh club also have a partnership with American side Charleston Battery and Brighton could be next.

This move could allow some of Graham Potter’s Brighton fringe players to head north in search of experience that would aid their desire to play for the Seagulls first-team. Similarly, it may give the Amex Stadium side a closer look at Hibs talents set for big things, the likes of Josh Doig attracting Premier League interest.

Potter was considered for the Hibs job in 2016 for his work with Swedish side Ostersunds FK. Now there could be a chance for the pair to link together as Brighton and the Leith side consider their options.

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