The 23-year-old completed a permanent transfer to Brighton on Tuesday, ending his four-year stay in Salzburg.
Zambian coach Milutin Sredojevic described the transfer of Enoch Mwepu to Brighton & Hove Albion as a path to a bright future for him and Zambian football.
The 23-year-old joined the Potters on a four-year deal with Red Bull Salzburg earlier this week, making him the club club for the first time before the 2021-22 season.
The move also made Mwepu the second Zambia international to move to the Premier League this summer after his former Salzburg team-mate Patson Daka moved to Leicester City on a permanent deal.
Micho serving with Cosafa Cup Bullet in South Africa, responded to the transfers and he described Mwepu as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.
During his time in Austria, Mwepu earned the nickname ‘the computer’ because of his ability to read the game in the middle of the park.
“Looking forward to seeing his match increase, he is one of the five most respected young emerging midfielders in European football. It will be a new step towards the bright future of his and the bright future of Zambian. football, “Micho said. Zambia FA.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter praised the arrival of Mwepu as a midfield boost that would provide more competition for playing time.
The 23-year-old will join Malves’ Yves Bissouma, who has made a name for himself as one of the leading tacklers in the Premier League.
“He has a lot of experience for someone his age, including Champions League and international football,” Potter said.
“He’s mainly a central midfielder, although he can play in numerous positions, but is open-minded, adaptable and very eager to learn and develop.
“He will add competition to our existing options in the group entering the new season.”
During his four-year stay in Austria, Mwepu played in the Uefa Champions League and won the Bundesliga titles four times in a row with the Austrian Cup.