Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Jeremy Sarmiento from Portuguese side Benfica on a two-year deal on undisclosed terms, subject to international clearance.
The former England Under-17 international came through the ranks with Charlton Athletic, before signing for Benfica in 2018.
The 19-year-old attacking player will join up with Andrew Crofts' under-23s, who returned for pre-season last week.
Albion under-23 coach Andrew Crofts said, “We are delighted that we are able to bring a player like Jeremy in, who we’ve watched extensively during his time with both Charlton and Benfica.
“The pathway we have in place was a big factor in Jeremy choosing us ahead of many suitors, which is of huge credit to the academy and first team staff.
“We look forward to welcoming Jeremy and seeing him in action with the under-23s in the near future.”