Brighton have signed Deniz Undav from Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for a fee of around £6million.
The 25-year-old striker has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Amex but remains on loan to Union, who currently lead Belgium’s top flight, until the end of the season.
Speaking to the club’s website, Brighton head coach Graham Potter said of Undav: “We’re really looking forward to his arrival and working with him from next summer as we prepare for the 2022/23 season.”
Seagulls technical director Dan Ashworth added, “Deniz is an exciting player who will add variety to our offensive options next season.”
Undav joined Union in the summer of 2020 and helped them gain promotion to the Jupiler Pro League last season.
The German has recorded a total of 35 goals and 18 assists in 52 games for the Belgian side.
Brighton currently have two players on loan to Union – 18-year-old Poland international Kacper Kozlowski, who was signed in early January, and Japan international Kaoru Mitoma.
Brighton chairman Tony Bloom is a co-owner of the Belgian club.
Brighton withdraw from Enciso deal
While Brighton have signed a striker in Undav, a deal for another has collapsed after they pulled out of Julio Enciso’s signing.
The Premier League side were keen to land the 18-year-old Paraguayan international this month but have backed out of the deal – valued at around £6million – due to complications.
Enciso, who has three caps for his country, plays his club football with Libertad from Paraguay.
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