Anthony Knockaert: Brighton sign winger from Standard Liege

Anthony Knockaert
Anthony Knockaert has signed a deal at the Amex Stadium until 2019

Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion have signed winger Anthony Knockaert from Belgian club Standard Liege for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old, who joined Standard from Leicester City last summer, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Seagulls.

"He was somebody I was interested in for a number of reasons," Albion manager Chris Hughton said.

"He is a good technical player and has experience of the Championship."

Knockaert spent three years with Leicester, scoring 16 goals in 106 appearances for the Foxes, before moving to Belgium.

"He is a different type of player to the wide players we have here," Hughton added.

"He can play in three positions; on the left, off the front man, but predominantly in his previous time here in England he played on the right side.

"He is used to having a responsibility in the wide areas but mostly it is [about] what he can bring us offensively in terms of goals and assists."

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