Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani says Albion are an example to follow as he aims to re-establish his club in the Premier League.

The Elland Road outfit look well set to regain top-tier status, despite last night’s 1-1 home draw with Nathan Jones’ Luton Town.

Leeds have been helped by an impressive season on loan from Seagulls defender Ben White.

But his performances are not the only reason Radrizzani is looking to the Sussex coast.

He cites Albion as the model of sustainable growth that he is looking to achieve at Leeds.

Radrizzani told FIFA's Professional Football Journal: "Over the next five years, we will continue to build a club and infrastructure capable of succeeding in the world's most competitive league.

"As a model, I look at clubs like Brighton and the success they've achieved gradually on a sustainable budget. I want to take a similar approach.

"When we come through the global pandemic, I believe we will be in a good position for the immediate future and also to build for the longer term."

Leeds and Albion met in League One for three successive seasons between 2007 and 2010 before renewing rivalries in the Championship.