'Exciting talent' Brighton confirm striker signing ahead of Everton clash

Brighton and Hove Albion have bolstered their attacking options

Brighton and Hove Albion FC
Brighton and Hove Albion FC

Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of striker Andi Zeqiri from Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport until June 2024.

The 21-year-old has represented Switzerland through the country’s junior levels from under-16s to under-21s.

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Head coach Graham Potter said, “We are delighted to welcome Andi to the club. He’s a player we have been aware of for some time; we know his qualities and what he can bring to us.

“He is an exciting young talent and will add to our attacking options. He has played at a good level from a young age, and has good experience in Switzerland and Italy for a player of his age.

“He has also played under-21 football at international level. We well help him settle here in Brighton & Hove, and we are looking forward to welcoming him into the group and working with him.”

Zeqiri joined Lausanne in 2011, progressing through their academy before making his senior debut a month before his 16th birthday.

A season-long loan move to the Juventus academy came in 2016, before returning to his hometown club the following year where he became a regular in the Lausanne first team.

Last season he scored 22 times in 37 appearances in all competitions, as Giorgio Contini’s side were promoted as champions to the top-tier of Swiss football