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Preston's hopes of permanent Jayson Molumby deal potentially boosted

Jayson Molumby made his Preston debut on Saturday, though the 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers won’t live long in the memory for him.

The Irishman started in North End’s FA Cup third round exit, getting 75 minutes under his belt in what was a largely dismal day.

Alex Neil will hope to see Molumby kick on and impress, and he has already discussed his hope for a permanent move this summer.

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Parent club Brighton and Hove Albion weren’t open to a permanent deal this month, but North End remain hopeful of a long-term agreement for the 21-year-old.

One piece of news has emerged that could boost Preston though, with Brighton believed to be close to signing another midfielder.

The Daily Mail report that Brighton are closing in on the signing of Independiente del Valle starlet Moises Caicedo, with a £4.5million bid accepted.

Brighton would be beating Chelsea and Manchester United to the deal, with Ecuadorian talent Caicedo being backed for a huge future.

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This may be insurance just in case Brighton can’t keep hold of Yves Bissouma, but the Seagulls now have a host of midfielders at Graham Potter’s disposal.

Bissouma, Pascal Gross, Adam Lallana, Steven Alzate, Davy Propper and Jakub Moder are all in contention, so adding in Caicedo could merely push Molumby further down the pecking order.

Add in that youngsters Taylor Richards and Ryan Longman look to have bright futures, and Preston should be encouraged to launch a permanent move for Molumby this summer should Caicedo complete his move.

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