Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Joseph Tomlinson from Yeovil Town, and the defender will link up with the under-23 squad on 1st July.
The 17-year-old will join the club once his current deal expires with Yeovil on 30th June.
“He is a talented young defender who has progressed well at Yeovil, and will strengthen our defensive options going into the new season.
“I am looking forward to seeing how he progresses, and we are keen to contribute towards his future development as a footballer.”
Tomlinson arrived at Yeovil in May 2016 on a scholarship deal, and has been part of the Glovers’ under-18 squad for the past two seasons.
He began his club career at Southampton and was part of the club's under-15 academy side that reached the Milk Cup Final in 2015.