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Brighton complete Ryan signing


Mathew Ryan news

Ryan is likely to start in goal for Australia against Germany on Monday

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Newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from La Liga club Valencia. 



The deal taking the Socceroos stopper is for an undisclosed fee, but it is believed that it breaks The Seagulls' record transfer fee. 

David Stockdale, who was between the posts throughout Brighton's promotion winning campaign last season, has now left the club following the expiration of his contract at the AMEX Stadium.

Ryan will be representing Australia at the upcoming Confederations Cup competition in Russia, before joining up with his new club in England on July 1st.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton spoke about the signing of Ryan shortly after it was announced. He 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," 

Ryan joined Valencia in 2015, signing a six year contract with the La Liga club. However, he was unable to break into the team and made just ten first team appearances during his time in Spain. He spent the duration of last season on loan to Genk in Belgium.