Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a new four-year contract with 21-year-old goalkeeper Christian Walton, the club said yesterday (Wednesday 12 July).
Albion boss Chris Hughton said: “We are delighted Christian has committed long term to the club as he has a very bright future ahead.
“He had two very good loan spells with Luton Town and Southend United last season which really benefited his ongoing development.
“Christian will go out on loan again this season as he is at a stage in his career where he needs to be playing regular football to continue the excellent progress he has made.”
Walton has played four times for Albion’s first team after making his debut at Spurs in the League Cup in 2014. And he has played for England at under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels.
He’s also made 50 senior appearances in all competitions over the past two seasons, across four loan spells with Bury, Plymouth, Luton and Southend.