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LOCADIA UNFAZED BY RECORD FEE

19 January 2018

Kieran Cleeves
Jurgen Locadia speaking to the media after completing his move.

Brighton & Hove Albion signing Jurgen Locadia explained that he is unfazed by his club-record price tag, after completing a move from PSV Eindhoven on Friday.

The Dutchman signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Seagulls and cannot wait to make his Premier League bow for the club.

He said, “I don’t really think about it [the price tag]. That’s something between the two clubs and all I can do is show my qualities every day.

“It’s a different kind of pressure here. In PSV, they expect you to play for the title and at Brighton they expect you to stay in the Premier League. It’s a new experience for me.

“I am someone who has always enjoyed watching football. I have always preferred to watch the Premier League and it’s a dream to play here.

“I’m very happy to sit here and show the world that I have signed for Brighton.”

Locadia spoke about his burning desire to score goals and highlighted the attributes he feels he can bring to the side.

“I think I will bring a lot of power and strength. I can shoot with both feet, and I am a goalscorer that likes to score goals and I won’t stop. Those are my qualities.”

The 24-year-old also explained how Chris Hughton’s footballing philosophy drew him to the south coast, along with the prospect of linking up with PSV team-mate Davy Propper.

“I like the vision of the coach and style of play. He doesn’t like to play long balls and likes to play football, and I do too. They play 4-4-2 with one striker playing behind the other, which suits me.

“I know Davy Propper after playing with him for two seasons. I didn’t speak to him much, just yesterday [Thursday].

“As I said before, this club is almost like PSV, as it’s a warm club with good people.”


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