Aaron Connolly has signed a new 4-year contract with Brighton keeping him at the club until at least 2024.
The contract extension caps off what Connolly has called an 'unbelievable season' for the 20-year old, who told Brighton's official website:
This season has been unbelievable at times and obviously the Tottenham game when I scored twice was a big moment for me.
But then I had the dip where I didn’t get the goals which was tough to take.
— Aaron Connolly (@AaronConnolly_9) July 30, 2020
The Irish forward made 24 appearances for the Seagulls this season, scoring three goals. Two of Connolly's strikers came back in October in the 2-0 win over Spurs, the game which announced his arrival on the Premier League stage.
However, he would then go on a barren run which only ended on the final day of the season, scoring a match-winning goal against Burnley.
After being given plenty of opportunities over the past few months, Connolly is hoping to repay the faith shown in him by manager Graham Potter by scoring more goals next season.
Without the manager I don’t think I would have played any Premier League games for Brighton by now.
I owe a lot to him and I want to repay that faith that he has shown in me next season. The trust he has put in me is a huge bonus even without the goals, so if I can score regularly next season it will make me even happier, he added
Brighton will go into next season encouraged by Connolly's return to the scoresheet as well as their impressive form post lockdown, which saw them only lose to Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.