Along with midfielder, Jamie Fullarton, Hunt turned down Brentford's original offer to keep him at Griffin Park, with the general consensus being that he was holding out for more money.
Whilst a move away from West London may prove financially beneficial to the young Irishman, it is interesting to note that a number of other 'star players' have failed to cement regular first team spots elsewhere, after leaving the confines of Griffin Park in the last couple of years.
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The editor thinks that there is a fair chance Hunt will link up with his former manager, Coppell, at the Withdean stadium, following in the footsteps of ex-Bees' Steve Sidwell and Ivor Ingimarrson who both enjoyed loan spells with the south coast club last season.
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