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Brighton & Hove Albion have broken their club record transfer fee to sign Valencia’s goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.
The 25-year-old Australia international agreed on a contract until 2022. He became the club’s third signing after Pascal Gross and Josh Kerr ahead of their Premier League debut season.Kane: Spurs out of excuses after shock Carabao Cup exit Andrew Smyth – Harry Kane concedes that Tottenham only have themselves to blame following a shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United.
Albion manager Chris Hughton said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to attract Mathew to the club, and he will certainly be an excellent addition to the squad in time for our first season in the Premier League. We’re very much looking forward to working with him for the season ahead.
“For somebody of Mathew’s age, he has very good experience, having played in the top divisions in Australia, Belgium and Spain. He has also competed in European competition and made a number of appearances at international level.”
European top clubs started to follow Ryan at the time he was playing for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. There, he was chosen as the Goalkeeper of the Year in two successive seasons – 2014/15 and 2015/16.