Tony Bloom has revealed his long-term vision to make Albion a top-ten Premier League club.

But the Seagulls chairman admits: “It won’t be easy.”

Speaking at a fans’ forum at the Amex ahead of the club’s third successive top-flight campaign, Bloom spoke of his long-term ambitions for the club.

Bloom said: “My ambition when I took over was to get to the Premier League.

”Build the Amex, extend the Amex to over 30,000 and also build the training ground and the academy with category one status.

“Over the last ten years we have achieved that and we are delighted to have done that.

“The last couple of years, the key objective has been to stay in the Premier League and I am delighted to say we have achieved that as well.

“It’s an interesting question and the board have had some discussions about this over the previous months.

“Just staying in the Premier League isn’t enough. We have world quality facilities at the training ground, a superb stadium.

“Our long-term vision is to be a top-ten Premier League club.

“It won’t be easy but we are recruiting for that purpose and we have recently done a brilliant deal with American Express to have a multi-year, long-term relationship with them.”