New signing Pervis Estupinan has promised not to let our supporters down after joining from Villareal on Tuesday.
The Ecuador international signed a five-year deal and is ready to hit the ground running.
“I am prepared. I had a good season at my club before and I am ready for whatever the head coach says.
“I am going to try and defend this shirt in the same way I have at the other clubs I have played at – I won’t let them down. I am going to fight for every ball as if it’s the last.
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“I wanted to come and play in what I believe is the best league in the world so much and above all at Brighton. They have showed an incredible amount of interest in me, not just now but for quite a few years. I’m so happy to be here.”
The 24-year-old is our third Ecuadorian in the men’s first team squad, alongside Moises Caicedo and Jeremy Sarmiento.
“This is very important – to be playing for an English team but to have two Ecuadorian teammates,” Pervis explained. “It will help me a lot. I played with them for Ecuador so I know how they play. This will help me to feel good out on the pitch on a daily basis.
“They have both already sent me a message saying that they are here for me for whatever I need. I think that it’s really important to have compatriots here. When they invite me to eat spectacular [Ecuadorian] food with them I’ll make sure I’m around!”