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IZQUIERDO CLEARED TO PLAY

24 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Jose Izquierdo is now cleared to play.

Brighton & Hove Albion have now received international clearance for Jose Izquierdo from The FA and registered the transfer with the Premier League.

The club's record signing is now eligible for selection ahead of Saturday's game against Watford at Vicarage Road, and has been handed squad number 19 by manager Chris Hughton.

Speaking earlier this week, Hughton said, "This has been a very complex deal, but I am absolutely delighted we are finally in a position to confirm it is completed. I would like to thank all those involved for their hard work and am delighted Jose is now able to begin work.

"He's a very exciting player to watch, and along with that excitement, he will bring pace and creativity to the team; he also has an excellent goalscoring record."

He said, "The club believed in me. They took the time to follow my football, showed me the project for Brighton and the new challenge to be in the Premier League. I liked it and made the decision to join.

Meanwhile Izquierdo also revealed that he intends to use that he intends to repay the faith Albion have shown in him, in making him their record signing.

"The record fee is a motivation; we feel pressure in other ways, so you can't think of the fee like that. You have to think that they paid that money because you deserve it.

"You have to keep this in mind and work like that. Every day you have to improve yourself and give everything for the club. The Premier League is a top league and I hope I can show my qualities and help the team."


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