Brighton and Hove Albion sign young goalkeeper

Posted On 09 Jul 2018 at 6:12 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed a 20-year-old goalkeeper from Arsenal on a free transfer.

Hugo Keto has agreed a two-year contract with Albion after his contract with the Gunners expired.

The Finnish youngster, who is 6ft 3in tall (1.91m), will join the under-23 squad.

He has represented his country at youth team level and has three under-21 caps.

Brighton’s under-23 coach Simon Rusk said: “We are delighted to welcome Hugo to the club.

“He comes here with a good grounding after his time at Arsenal and will add some good competition for places in the goalkeeping positions.

“I look forward to working with him closely during pre-season and to see how he develops during his time at the club.”

Keto joined Arsenal from Finnish side HJK Helsinki in 2014, going into the Gunners’ under-18 squad.

He is known for being an athletic shot-stopper and his finest moment with the north Londoners came in the 2015-16 FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Coventry City.

His hat-trick of saves helped to secure a penalty shoot-out win.

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