BRIGHTON are so determined to help star man Kaoru Mitoma win the vote for Player of the Month and Goal of the Month that they have enlisted the help of… TAYLOR SWIFT.
Mitoma has been nominated for Premier League’s prestigious award for August after standing out with the Seagulls following one goal and three assists in four matches.
Brighton are determined to help Kaoru Mitoma win Player of the Month and Goal of the MonthCredit: Rex
Brighton have enlisted the help of Taylor Swift fans hoping they will vote for MitomaCredit: Getty
The Seasiders are totally behind their winger and have found a creative way to help him win Player of the Month against Taiwo Awoniyi, Jarrod Bowen, James Maddison, Bryan Mbeumo and Rodri.
The Japan international’s stunner against Wolves is also a favourite for Goal of the Month, but faces competition from Bukayo Saka, Bowen, Alexander Isak, Gustavo Hamer, Luis Diaz, Raheem Sterling and Kevin Schade.
Brighton have enlisted the help of Swift’s fans, who have proven to carry a lot of influence in many different areas – including football, even though the singer has no association with the beautiful game.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side took to Twitter and declared Mitoma is a “massive Taylor Swift fan” hoping that the American singer’s millions of supporters worldwide will vote for him.
Brighton tweeted: “Did you know… @Kaoru_Mitoma is a massive @TaylorSwift13 fan?
“In totally unrelated news, he’s also nominated for #PL Player of the Month and #PL Goal of the Month. Vote here!”
This comes after Swift’s fans backed England international Jude Bellingham to win the 2023 Kopa Trophy in the upcoming Ballon d’Or awards.
Bellingham is nominated for best young player alongside Gavi, Jamal Musiala, Eduardo Camavinga, Pedri, Xavi Simons, Antonio Silva, Rasmus Hojlund, Elye Wahi and fellow favourite Alejandro Balde.
Reports suggested the Real Madrid star previously held 30 per cent of the public vote.
That is until an old comment by Balde surfaced – helping the midfielder to shake off his competition.
The full-back is claimed to have stated: “Do I like Taylor Swift? No, I don’t like her music.”
Spotting the comment, one die-hard Swift fan wrote on Twitter: “Hey Swifties! we can’t let this Balde guy win the golden boy award Vote for Jude Bellingham here.”
The tweet has since received nearly 7,000 retweets and 30,000 likes from fellow Swifties.
Bellingham is now claimed to have rocketed up to a staggering 89 per cent for the Golden Boy award.