Elvis Manu has left Huddersfield Town and returned to parent club Brighton & Hove Albion.
The 22-year-old winger made five appearances on loan for David Wagner’s side but has been recalled to the south coast.
The former Netherlands Under 21 international’s emergency loan included a 28-day recall, and Brighton boss Chris Hughton has activated that clause.
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Manu was originally signed by Town for the season, but with Rajiv van La Parra arriving at the John Smith’s Stadium from Wolves, Manu now returns to try and help Brighton push for promotion.
“I spoke with Chris Hughton about Elvis and his return to Brighton is the right move for everyone,” explained Wagner, deep into preparations for Saturday’s home derby clash with Sheffield Wednesday.
“Now that we have been able to bring Rajiv van La Parra to the club earlier than we believed we could, we have six loanees.
“I can only pick five in the matchday squad, plus I’d prefer to work with the players who we know are here for the long term.
“Brighton also has a great chance of promotion to the Premier League, so Chris wants all his players fit, healthy and available to play for them.
“When you add this up, it makes the most sense for Elvis to return to Brighton. He leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future.”
Manu’s last appearance for Town was in the 2-0 defeat at Derby County, since when he was left out because of an internal disciplinary matter and, latterly, because he returned to Holland to deal with a family emergency.
Albion boss Chris Hughton said: “With his first-team options limited, it's better for Elvis that he comes back here.
"He has always been a great professional in his approach to training and he also gives us an additional attacking option for the final weeks of the season."
Brighton are at home to Championship leaders Burnley on Saturday.