Brighton and Hove Albion have broken their transfer record for the second time this summer, with the club confirming the signing of Netherlands international Davy Propper on a four-year contract.

Propper becomes the Seagulls' sixth signing of the summer, with Chris Hughton spending just over £20 million in the transfer window thus far.

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Valencia goalkeeper Matt Ryan was drafted in for a reported club-record £5 million fee, while Ingolstadt pair Pascal Gross and Markus Suttner, Norwegian midfielder Mathias Normann and Isaiah Brown, on loan from Chelsea, were also snapped up.

Propper, who has five caps for the Netherlands national team, joins for a reported £6 million from Eredivisie giants PSV, with whom he tasted league title success in 2015/16 - and played in the Champions League against the likes of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid last season.

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The 25-year old, formerly of Vitesse Arnhem, comes with valuable experience and quality for Brighton ahead of their first-season in the top flight, and his signing has been hailed by boss Chris Hughton.

"Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," he told Brighton's official website.

"There is no doubting his pedigree, Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands.

"He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to welcome him to the club."


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