Brighton and Hove Albion sign Austrian international defender

Posted On 13 Jul 2017 at 10:34 am

The Albion have made another addition to their Premier League squad by signing 30-year-old Austrian full back Markus Suttner from Bundesliga team Ingolstatd 04.

The fee is thought to be in the region of £4 million.

Markus Suttner – Picture courtesy of BHAFC / Paul Hazlewood

Suttner joined his new team-mates at their Austrian training camp earlier today (Thursday 13 July).

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The defender, capped 18 times by his country, has both UEFA Champions League and Europa League experience.

Suttner joins the Seagulls on a three-year contract and follows manager Chris Hughton’s signing of midfielder Pascal Gross from Ingolstadt and goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from Valencia last month.

Hughton said: “Markus is someone we have been aware of for some time and I am pleased we have managed to complete the transfer.

“He has a great level of experience internationally and in the top divisions in both his native Austria and Germany where he has played the last two seasons with Ingolstadt – and that experience will serve us well.

“He will add competition at the back on the left side of defence and I’m now looking forward to working with him.”

Suttner began his career at FK Austria Wien, where he came through the club’s youth system.

He played more than 250 times for the club between 2009 and 2015, winning the Austrian OFB Cup in 2009 and Bundesliga in 2013.

He joined Ingolstadt after their historic rise to the Bundesliga two years ago.

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