Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Wigan Athletic central defender Dan Burn, on undisclosed terms.
Manager Chris Hughton commented, “We are delighted to welcome Dan to the club. He has a wealth of experience from his time with Fulham, Birmingham City and Wigan amongst others.
“He’s an imposing figure and had an excellent season helping Wigan to the League One championship. He also impressed in an excellent FA Cup run to last season’s quarter-finals.
“He’s currently recovering from an injury sustained during pre-season, but he will remain with Wigan. That also benefits both Dan and ourselves as it will enable him to get fully up to speed in terms of fitness before January.”
The 6ft 7in defender began his career in Newcastle United’s academy, but dropped into non-league football to begin his senior career.
An impressive two-year spell at Darlington led to a move to Fulham, then in the Premier League. His spell there saw him play 69 times for the Londoners, and also included loan moves to Yeovil and Birmingham City.
He moved to Wigan in 2016, and to date has played 97 times for the Latics, scoring seven times.