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Bruno's All-round Happiness After Signing New Deal

By Alex Stedman • 03 April 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Bruno revealed he was delighted to sign a new one-year deal with the club after he put pen to paper on a new contract on Tuesday afternoon.

The Spaniard’s new contract runs until June 2019, and the 37-year-old emphasised that he was grateful for the faith the club had shown in him during his time with the Seagulls so far.

He said, “I’m really happy and thankful to the club for keeping their trust in me – I always try to do my job and help the team. 

“My aim is to keep being available for selection, I’ve been here a long time and it feels like home.

“I’m so proud when I look back at the progress this club has made, and I don’t want to see the club stop now – we have to keep growing and there’s no ceiling for us.”

The defender has been with Albion nearly six years after joining on a free transfer from La Liga side Valencia in the summer of 2012.

He admitted that the security that comes with the extension is important for his family, as well as his career on the pitch. 

“A new contract is important for both myself and my family. As players, we’re used to these types of situations with contracts, but for my wife and my children it’s important.

“Especially because you have to think about all sorts of things, like schools and how it will impact their lives as well as mine. 

“It’s really important that my family are happy in the city and they enjoy living here – they have stability and it makes me very happy.

“I always try to give my best every single game – that means in training and outside of the pitch too.

"I try to do a lot of community work too, which is something I enjoy and I think it’s really important to make that effort alongside the supporters.”