Soccer-Brighton sign Estupinan from Villarreal


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Quarter Final - First Leg - Villarreal v Bayern Munich - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - April 6, 2022 Villarreal's Pervis Estupinan in action with Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman REUTERS/Albert Gea/

(Reuters) - Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Ecuador defender Pervis Estupinan from Villarreal after the departure of left back Marc Cucurella to Chelsea, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Estupinan has signed a five-year deal, subject to international clearance. Brighton did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

"We’re excited by what Pervis brings us and he fills a position to which we’ve been looking to add depth," Brighton head coach Graham Potter said.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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