Brighton and Hove Albion have just announced that they have confirmed the signing of Australian goalkeeper Matthew Ryan for what is to believed a club record fee, signing a five year deal in the process.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton spoke about The Seagulls latest signing….
“I’m delighted that we have 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.
Ryan started his playing career at Blacktown City and then went on to play for A-League side Central Coast Mariners where he made 80 appearances for the first team. In May 2013 he then moved to the Belgian side Club Brugge. During his time in Belgium, he picked up their Goalkeeper of the Year award two seasons running.
He then moved to Valencia in 2015, however he only managed to make 10 appearances in a two- year spell. He also had a loan spell at Belgian side Racing Genk.
Matthew Ryan will presumably take over the number one spot which will be vacated by the departing David Stockdale who is set to join Birmingham City on July 1st.