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SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW ROUND-UP

9 August 2018

Kieran Cleeves
New Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma.
It has certainly been a busy transfer window at Brighton & Hove Albion and below is a summary of the club’s business this summer.
 
INS:
 
FIRST-TEAM: L. Balogun (Mainz), F. Andone (Depotivo La Coruna), J. Steele (Sunderland), Bernardo (RB Leipzig), D. Button (Fulham), Y. Bissouma (Lille), P. Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns),  A. Jakhanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar), D Burn (Wigan Athletic), M Montoya (Valencia).
 
UNDER-23s: J. Tomlinson (Yeovil Town), H. Keto (Arsenal), A. Dreyer (Esbjerg fb), B. Arce (CSD Independiente Del Valle) L.S. Ostigard (Molde FK), P. Gwargis (Jonkopings Sodra IF).

WOMEN: K. Green (Yeovil Town), E. Brazil (Fiorentina), V. Williams (Sunderland), S. Harris (London Bees), J. Brett (Everton), E. Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles).
 
OUTS:
 
FIRST-TEAM: U. Huenemeier, (SC Paderborn), J. Murphy (Rangers),  L. Rosenior (retired), S. Sidwell (retired), T. Krul (out of contract – Norwich City), N. Maenpaa (out contract – Bristol City), R. Ince (out of of contract - Charlton Athletic), C. Goldson (Rangers), S. Baldock (Reading),  J. Skalak (Millwall). 
 
LOANS: C. Walton (Wigan Athletic - loan), D Burn (Wigan Athletic – loan).
 
UNDER-23S: T. Dallison (Falkirk), D. Hutchinson (out of contract - Waterford), T. Hornby-Forbes (out of contract - Newport County), B. Vose (Colchester United), H Bjordal (SV Zulte Waregem).
 
LOANS: R. Sanchez (Forest Green Rovers), B, Hall (Notts County), S. Alzate (Swindon Town), A. Mateju (Brescia), J. Maguire-Drew (Wrexham)B. Arce (Extremadura CD).
 
WOMEN: C. Sansom (out of contract - Millwall Lionesses), L. Somes (out of contract - Lewes), A. Ritchie (out of contract - Charlton Athletic), V. Ashton-Jones (out of contract - Gillingham).
 
TIMELINE

9th August: The final acquisition of the summer transfer window saw Albion sign Martin Montoya from Valencia on undisclosed terms, and he signed a four-year contract.
 
9th August: Peter Gwargis arrived from Swedish second-tier side Jonkopings Sodra IF on undisclosed terms and signed for the under-23s.

9th August: Dan Burn arrived on undisclosed terms from Wigan Athletic and re-joined the Latics on loan until 31st December.

8th August: Leo Skiri Ostigard arrived from Norwegian Eliteserien side Molde FK on undisclosed terms, and signed a three-year contract.

8th August: Emily Simpkins arrived from Doncaster Rovers to become the sixth women’s team signing of the summer.

7th August: Billy Arce arrived from Ecuadorian side CSD Independiente Del Valle on undisclosed terms, and went out on loan to La Liga 2 side Extremadura UD.

7th August: Anders Dreyer linked up with the Albion under-23 squad, after arriving from Danish side Esbjerg.

2nd August: Jiri Skalak left Albion to join Championship side Millwall on undisclosed terms.

1st August: Albion under-23 striker Jordan Maguire-Drew’s season-long loan move to Wrexham was confirmed.

31st July: Sam Baldock was the next departure from the first-team squad, after joining Reading on undisclosed terms and signing a three-year contract.

31st July: Victoria Williams was the next addition to Hope Powell’s squad, signing a one-year contract.

30th July: Former London Bees goalkeeper arrived ahead of the new FA Women’s Super League season, signing a one-year deal.

26th July: Jodie Brett was added to Albion’s squad on undisclosed terms after leaving Everton.

25th July: Albion completed the signing of Alireza Jahanbakhsh for a club-record fee from AZ Alkmaar, and signed a five-year contract.

20th July: South African striker Percy Tau arrived from Mamelodi Sundowns on undisclosed terms, signing a four-year deal with a view to go out on loan ahead of the new season.

17th July: Albion made their sixth summer signing with the acquisition of Yves Bissouma on a five-year contract.
 
16th July: David Button arrived from Fulham to further bolster Albion’s goalkeeping ranks, and signed a three-year contract.

13th July: Ellie Brazil became the second women’s team signing of the summer, after signing a two-year contract following her departure from Fiorentina.
 
12th July: Defender Ales Mateju joined on a season-long loan deal.
 
9th July:  Former Arsenal goalkeeper Hugo Keto was the next goalkeeper through the door and linked up the with the under-23 squad.

5th July: Albion added full-back Bernardo from RB Leipzig to the squad, as the Brazilian signed a four-year deal.

2nd July: Albion under-23 forward Steve Alzate moved to Swindon Town on a season-long loan deal.
 
22nd June: Christian Walton’s season-long loan move to Wigan Athletic was confirmed.
 
21st June: Under-23 winger Henrik Bjordal left the club to join Belgian side SV Zulte Waregem.
 
21st June: Albion bolstered their goalkeeping ranks with the acquisition of Jason Steele on a free transfer from Sunderland.
 
18th June: Albion under-23 defender Ben Hall left to join Notts County on a season-long loan deal.

16th June: The Seagulls made the first addition to their FA WSL squad, with the signing of Wales international Kayleigh Green.

15th June: Under-23 goalkeeper Robert Sanchez linked up with League Two side Forest Green Rovers on a season-long loan deal.
 
13th June: Connor Goldson joins Rangers on a four-year deal for undisclosed terms.

25th May: Florin Andone was the next first-team player through the door after arriving from Deportivo La Coruna on a five-year deal.
 
25th May: Joseph Tomlinson was the first under-23 player through the door after joining on a free transfer from Yeovil Town.
 
24th May: Goalkeeper Bailey Vose left to join Colchester United on undisclosed terms.
 
22nd May: Leon Balogun arrived at the club from Mainz on a free transfer, and signed a two-year contract.
 
18th May: Jamie Murphy's move to Rangers was confirmed following an initial loan period, and signed a three-year deal at Ibrox.
 
4th May: Uwe Huenemeier's move back to SC Paderborn was announced, with the deal coming into effect at the end of the season.

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