Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Beram Kayal has agreed a one-year contract extension, extending his time with the club until June 2020.
The Israel international became Chris Hughton’s first signing in January 2015, when he arrived from Celtic for an undisclosed fee, and has been an integral member of the squad ever since.
“He is a player I know I can rely on, and he demonstrated his dependability on Saturday against Spurs when he came on early in the game, and I thought he was excellent for us in midfield.
“He’s been through some tough times as well, coming through a couple of bad injuries, but he has always come back stronger and been a reliable member of the squad.
“Beram adds great competition for those midfield places, and I am really pleased he’s agreed to extend his time at the club.”
Kayal began his career in his native Israel with Maccabi Haifi, before moving to the UK to join Celtic in 2010, where he spent five seasons.
He joined Albion from Celtic during the January transfer window in 2015. So far he has made 110 appearances for the club, scoring four goals.
The 30-year-old has represented his country from every level from under-17 upwards, and now won more than 30 caps at senior level.