Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan on a five- year deal from Valencia for a club record fee, the newly-promoted Premier League club has announced.
No financial details were given, though the fee has previously been reported at $9 million (£5m).
The Sydney-born 25-year-old will join in July, subject to international clearance, after a break following the Confederations Cup which starts in Russia on Saturday.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to attract Mathew to the club, and he will certainly be an excellent addition to the squad in time for our first season in the Premier League,” manager Chris Hughton told the club website.
“For somebody of Mathew’s age, he has very good experience, having played in the top divisions in Australia, Belgium and Spain. He has also competed in European competition and made a number of appearances at international level.”