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Albion Sign Goalkeeper For Under-23 Squad

By James Hilsum • 09 July 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Hugo Keto from Arsenal, and the goalkeeper has linked up with the under-23 squad.

The 20-year-old has joined on a free transfer and signed a two-year contract with the club, after his previous deal expired with Arsenal.
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 arrived at Arsenal from Finnish side HJK Helsinki in 2014, and went into the Gunners’ under-18 squad.

Known for being an athletic shot-stopper, his finest moment with the Gunners came in the 2015/16 FA Youth Cup quarter-final against Coventry City, where he made a hat-trick of fine saves to secure a penalty shoot-out victory.

The goalkeeper has also represented Finland at youth-team level, and has three caps for the under-21s.