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BUTTON JOINS ALBION

16 July 2018

Paul Hazlewood
David Button.
Brighton & Hove Albion have signed goalkeeper David Button from Fulham for an undisclosed fee.
 
The 29-year-old stopper joins the Seagulls on a three-year deal and becomes the club’s fifth first-team signing of the summer transfer window.
 
Albion manager Chris Hughton said, “We’re delighted to bring a goalkeeper of David’s experience to the club. 
 
“With Christian Walton and Robert Sanchez going out on loan this season, we felt we needed someone to provide further competition for places in that area of the team.
 
“He has a wealth of experience, having made over 300 appearances during his career so far, and I’m sure he will work well with Maty Ryan and Jason Steele.” 
 
Button began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, before loan spells with a number of Football League sides, including Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle. 
 
The former England under-20 international then made a permanent move across London to Charlton Athletic in 2012, before a switch to Brentford saw him become a mainstay at Griffin Park.
 
Button made over 140 appearances across three seasons for the Bees – playing all of the side’s league matches in both the 2014-15 campaign and the following 2015-16 season -  before making the switch to fellow West Londoners Fulham that summer.
 
He made over 60 appearances for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side, including 20 games last season, as Fulham gained promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

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