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Albion sign Dutch defender

Jan Paul van Hecke arrives from NAC Breda.

By Bruce Talbot • 10 September 2020

By NAC Breda
Jan Paul van Hecke joins on a three-year contract.

Brighton & Hove Albion are pleased to confirm the signing of Dutch defender Jan Paul van Hecke from NAC Breda on a three-year contract.

The 20-year-old joined Breda 2018 and is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the Netherlands.

Technical director Dan Ashworth said, “We have been tracking Jan Paul for quite a while and we’re delighted he has joined us.

By NAC Breda
Jan Paul van Hecke is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Holland.

“He’s a young talent, a powerful defender who is comfortable on the ball and good in possession.

“The plan now is that he will go out on loan to a club in Europe for the season to continue his development.

“The club’s loans department, led by David Weir, will monitor his progress closely over the course of the season.”

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