Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Max Sanders has joined League One promotion chasers Lincoln City in a permanent deal on undisclosed terms, subject to EFL clearance.
The 22-year-old from Horsham, who has been at the club since he was eight years old, captained the under-23s to promotion to Premier League 2 in 2018.
Sanders spent last season on loan with AFC Wimbledon and was a regular in their League One campaign, making more than 20 appearances before the season was curtailed by the global pandemic.
This season he made his senior debut for the club with three first-team appearances in the Carabao Cup against Portsmouth, Preston North End and Manchester United.
Technical director Dan Ashworth said, “This is a great move for Max, and this is a good opportunity for him at an ambitious club who are doing well in League One.
“He wants to play regular senior football and we felt the transfer was right for the player and club. Max has been a model professional in his time with us and we wish him every success for the future.”