Agreements are already in place for strategic partnerships between Easter Road and Charleston Battery in the USA and much closer to home – in SPFL League Two Stenhousemuir.
Player such as Callum Yeats and Paddy Martin have benefited from the agreements already in place, picking up experience to add to their development from League Two appearances.
Hibs have also taken Charleston defender Leland Archer and Scottish midfielder Robbie Crawford on trial as part of the tran-Atlantic agreement struck last November.
Now Brighton are in line to be the latest to strike up a mutually beneficial partnership, according to the Daily Record.
It is reported talks have begun between the sides, though other options are open in the English top flight for owner Ron Gordon.
Players could be exchanged on loan and for training stints. David Weir is loan manager at the Seagulls.