Brighton and Hove Albion have signed forward Elvis Manu from Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £1.5 million.
The Seagulls fought off a host of top English and European clubs to land the Dutch Under-21 player.
He will be available for selection after the international break at home to Hull City on Saturday 12 September.
Albion take on Ipswich Town at Portman Road in a top-of-the-table clash today (Saturday 29 August).
Southend United have signed 20-year-old Albion central defender Glen Rea on loan until the new year.
Rea, who was born in Sussex and has played for the Ireland under-21 side, made his senior debut against Southend in the League Cup earlier this month.
He also played against Walsall on Tuesday (25 August) when Albion were knocked out of the competition.
And 19-year-old Albion midfielder Charlie Harris has joined Aldershot Town on a one-month loan.
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