It has been a busy transfer window so far for Brighton.

There have been two incomings and 11 outgoings, of which six were permanent, four were loans and one player was released.

Both of the incomings have been players who have huge potential and the Seagulls had been tracking for some time in Zambian international Enock Mwepu and Dutch U21’s international goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen, who joined on Friday night.

Mwepu would be the more likely of the two to feature more regularly this season having been a key part of Salzburg’s team in their previous two seasons.

Whereas Scherpen only made four appearances in all competitions for Ajax with the majority of those coming when Andre Onana and Martin Stekelenburg were both unavailable through suspension and injury respectively.

In terms of departures head coach Graham Potter has been trimming his squad with players who were looking to play more regular first-team football leaving the club.

The first to go was Jose Izquierdo, who was not offered a new deal by the Seagulls.

The 29-year-old had spent over two years out with injury.

But after making just one appearance in the Premier League in the last two seasons, Albion decided against giving him a new contract.

Davy Propper was the next player to end his stay on the South Coast as he returned to his former side PSV Eindhoven for the undisclosed fee at the start of the month.

Propper, who has been a regular in Potter’s first season in charge missing just three matches, then found game time hard to come by last season.

That was mainly down to injury which saw him miss 14 matches.

When he was fit, most of his game time came off the bench, with five of his seven appearances in the league being as a substitute.

That was due to impressive displays of Yves Bissouma, Pascal Gross, Adam Lallana and Jakub Moder.

Bernardo followed Propper out the door days later.

The Brazilian also found game time hard to come by in the first half of last season.

He then joined one of his former sides Red Bull Salzburg on loan and impressed them enough that they decided to make the move permanent.

Jan Mlakar also saw his time at Albion come to an end as he joined Croatian side Hajduk Split, having not made a single appearance for the Seagulls.

The 22-year-old had spent the previous two seasons out on loan at Maribor, QPR, and Wigan.

Albion had over 20 players out on loan across Europe last season and one of those Ryan Longman signed a new two-year deal before days later going back out on loan.

The 20-year-old joined newly-promoted Championship side Hull on a season-long loan to continue his development.

He had impressed at AFC Wimbledon last season where he scored nine goals to help them stay in League One.

Another player who spent last season away from the club was Viktor Gyokeres.

He spent the first half of the 2020/21 campaign at Championship side Swansea, but after failing to impress and struggling to get game time his loan was cut short.

The Swedish forward then joined Coventry on loan in January, where he impressed manager Mark Robins and the move was made permanent.

Goalkeeper Maty Ryan then departed the club after four years on the South Coast.

After losing the No.1 jersey to Robert Sanchez in December, the Australian international went on loan to Arsenal for the second half of last season at fellow Prem side Arsenal.

But after struggling to get much game time there, he then returned to Spain to join Real Sociedad.

There were then another three players who went out on loan.

Key members for the U23’s last season, Jensen Weir and Carl Rushworth joined Cambridge United and Walsall on loan respectively.

Both made their debuts on Saturday, with Weir playing in one of their two 60-minute friendlies against Cardiff City.

In the first match, Weir started and scored his first goal for the U’s in some style.

The 19-year-old’s 25-yard strike flew into the bottom corner and doubled their lead over the Championship side.

Meanwhile, Rushworth played 45 minutes in the Saddlers 1-0 defeat to Premier League side Crystal Palace.

The keeper made some good saves to deny Wilfred Zaha and Jordan Ayew.

However, four minutes before half time Rushworth was beaten as Zaha slotted his effort into the far corner.

Matt Clarke will also spend a third consecutive season on loan in the Championship as he joined recently relegated Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

Clarke had spent the previous two seasons on loan at Derby, where he was a regular at the heart of defence.

The most recent player to leave the Seagulls was winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who returned to the Netherlands to join Feyenoord.

Like Propper, Jahanbakhsh found most of his game time last season coming from the bench.

But with the Rotterdam outfit looking for a new wide man after Steven Berghuis joined Ajax, Jahanbakhsh was their main target and completed his move on Saturday.

There could also be further outgoings with Ben White reportedly close to secure a move to Arsenal.

The 23-year-old was a regular for the Seagulls in his first season in the top-flight, making 36 appearances.

White’s impressive performances saw him named as Albion’s Player of the Season and was included in England’s provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020.

He won his first two caps for England in their warm-up friendlies ahead of the Euros.

The centre back was not originally named in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for the tournament, but after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out through injury, White was named as his replacement.

However, he did not play a single minute in England’s run to the final.

There could also be some incomings though with the Seagulls keen on Getafe full-back Marc Cucurella, who is currently part of Spain’s squad for the Olympics.

With Albion reportedly set to fetch a record transfer fee of £50 million for White’s services, some of that money could well be invested into a striker.

Potter’s men struggled in front of goal last season with their four strikers Neal Maupay (8), Danny Welbeck (6), Aaron Connolly (2), and Andi Zeqiri (0), scoring just 16 goals between them.

But when you look at the number of chances that Albion created, those returns look more concerning.

They have already missed out on one striker this summer in Argentinian international Nicolas Gonzalez, who decided to join Fiorentina rather than coming to England.

That was despite his close friend and compatriot Alexis Mac Allister doing his best to convince the 23-year-old to join him at Albion.