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The January transfer window opens on the 1 January 2020! Albion's men's and women's teams will have the chance to strengthen their playing squads once again.

You will be able to view all the comings and goings right here!

Summary:

  • Albion sign Norway international goalkeeper Cecilie Fiskerstrand.
  • Anders Dreyer has joined FC Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee.
  • Max Sanders extends stay with AFC Wimbledon until the end of the season.
  • Beram Kayal's loan move at Charlton Athletic has been terminated.
  • James Tilley has joined Grimsby Town.
  • Tudor Baluta moves to ADO Den Haag on loan for the rest of the season.
  • Dan Burn signs a new contract with the club.
  • Sophie Harris joins Lewes on loan. 
  • Rianna Jarrett signs a six-month deal after leaving Wexford Youths. 
  • Maxime Bennink has joined Albion on loan from Reading.
  • Aaron Mooy has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club.
  • Tom McGill has joined Crawley Town on loan for the rest of the season.
By Paul Hazlewood
Albion under-23 keeper Tom McGill will spend the rest of the season with Crawley Town.

YOUNG STOPPER HEADS TO CRAWLEY

Goalkeeper Tom McGill has today joined League Two side Crawley Town on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old progressed through Albion’s youth ranks before breaking into Simon Rusk’s under-23 squad last season after making more than 30 appearances for the club’s under-18s.

McGill had a loan spell with non-league Greenwich Borough but now links up with Crawley, who are 15th in League Two.

By Paul Hazlewood
Aaron Mooy has completed a permanent move to the Albion.

MOOY SIGNS LONG-TERM DEAL WITH ALBION

Brighton & Hove Albion have secured the permanent signing of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Huddersfield Town, on undisclosed terms.

The Australian international has signed a three-and-a-half year contract, after impressing during an initial loan spell during the first half of the season. 

Head coach Graham Potter said, “We are delighted to have agreed a permanent deal with Aaron and Huddersfield. He’s been an important player for us and will have a key part to play going forward. 

“We knew what Aaron would bring, and he’s proved to be an excellent addition to our squad and a great professional both on and off the pitch.” 

By Paul Hazlewood
Maxime Bennink has arrived on loan from Reading.

ALBION AGREE LOAN DEAL FOR READING WINGER

Albion have completed the signing of winger Maxime Bennink on a loan deal from Reading until the end of the season.

The Netherlands under-23 international has put pen to paper on a contract at the club until 30th June 2020.

Manager Hope Powell said, “We are delighted to welcome Maxime to the club, as she is a player that we’ve closely monitored in recent months.

“One of our main priorities during this January window was to strengthen our existing attacking options, and we have been able to do that with the addition of Maxime.

“She is a young and direct player that will add to the competition for places in those areas, and we are very much looking forward to working with her in the months ahead.” 

By Paul Hazlewood
Rianna Jarrett has signed a deal until the end of the season.

ALBION SIGN INTERNATIONAL STRIKER

Albion goalkeeper Sophie Harris has joined Women’s Championship side Lewes on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Harris will now link up with Simon Parker’s team for the remainder of the campaign.

Manager Hope Powell said, “Sophie has made excellent progress during her time at the club, but the arrival of Cecilie Fiskerstrand means competition for game time has increased significantly.

“This move allows her to play regularly at a very competitive level in the Women’s Championship, and continue training with us on a day-to-day basis.

“She continues to be the ultimate professional and we will continue to monitor Sophie’s progress very closely. We wish her all the very best for the remainder of the season.”

 

By Kyle Hemsley
Sophie Harris

GOALKEEPER JOINS LEWES ON LOAN 

Albion goalkeeper Sophie Harris has joined Women’s Championship side Lewes on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Harris will now link up with Simon Parker’s team for the remainder of the campaign.

Manager Hope Powell said, “Sophie has made excellent progress during her time at the club, but the arrival of Cecilie Fiskerstrand means competition for game time has increased significantly.

“This move allows her to play regularly at a very competitive level in the Women’s Championship, and continue training with us on a day-to-day basis.

“She continues to be the ultimate professional and we will continue to monitor Sophie’s progress very closely. We wish her all the very best for the remainder of the season.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion defender Dan Burn.

DEFENDER SIGNS NEW DEAL

Albion defender Dan Burn has signed a new contract that will keep him with Albion until June 2023. 

Burn arrived at the Seagulls from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2018, before heading back to the Latics for the first half of last season on loan. 

Burn has established himself as a regular in Graham Potter’s side this season and had started all 21 Premier League matches of the season before suffering a broken collarbone in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on New Year’s Day. 

Head coach Graham Potter said, “This new contract is a reward for Dan’s consistent and impressive performances so far this season and we’re delighted to be able to keep him here for another three years.

“He became a key part of the team before his injury setback at the start of the calendar year, and we’re looking forward to being able to welcome him back into the squad as soon as possible.”  

By Paul Hazlewood
Tudor Baluta will spend time in Holland until June.

BALUTA DEPARTS ON LOAN

Albion midfielder Tudor Baluta has joined Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Romanian international heads to the Netherlands on a deal that runs until 30th June, and will link up with Alan Pardew’s team for the remainder of the campaign. 

Albion’s technical director Dan Ashworth said, “Tudor is one of a number of talented young players at the club, and this loan move will be excellent for his development. 

“He will have a chance to play regularly at a very high standard in the Dutch Eredivisie, and work under a very experienced coach in Alan Pardew. 

“Myself, Graham Potter, David Weir, and his team will continue to monitor his progress, and we wish him all the very best for the rest of the season.” 

 

By Paul Hazlewood
James Tilley has joined Grimsby Town.

STRIKER JOINS GRIMSBY TOWN

Albion under-23s striker James Tilley has today joined Grimsby Town on a one-and-a-half year deal.

Tilley spent the first half of the season on loan at Yeovil Town in the Vanarama National League, making 21 appearances.

Under-23s coach Simon Rusk said, “James has been at the club a long time and he has always worked hard and been extremely professional for us. 

“Hopefully he will progress at Grimsby. It’s a step up from Yeovil where he’s been playing, and we wish him well for the future.”

 

By Paul Hazlewood
Beram Kayal's loan move at Charlton Athletic has been terminated by mutual consent.

MIDFIELDER BACK WITH ALBION

Beram Kayal’s season-long loan with Charlton Athletic has been terminated by mutual consent.

The Israel international made six appearances for Lee Bowyer’s men in the Championship, but hasn’t featured for the Addicks since early November, and recently underwent minor surgery on a groin injury. He is expected to be back to full fitness soon. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Max Sanders has extended his stay with AFC Wimbledon.

SANDERS EXTENDS LOAN STAY

Midfielder Max Sanders has extended his loan with AFC Wimbledon until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old joined the League One club in August and has made 17 appearances for Wimbledon so far this campaign.

Albion’s under-23 head coach Simon Rusk said: “Max has done well in the first half of the season and has benefitted from getting regular game time in a competitive environment. We wish him all the best for the remainder of the season."

By Paul Hazlewood
Anders Dreyer has joined FC Midtjylland.

DREYER HEADS TO DENMARK

Midfielder Anders Dreyer has left Albion to join Danish club FC Midtjyland for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old Dane spent the first half of this season playing for Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie where he made 11 appearances and scored one goal.

Albion's technical director, Dan Ashworth explained, “This is an opportunity for Anders to play regularly with one of the biggest clubs in Denmark. 

“He also has the opportunity of playing Europa League football during the second half of the season. It’s an excellent move for him, and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Under-23 coach Simon Rusk added, “Anders has been a pleasure to work with and on behalf of everyone connected with the club I wish him well for the future.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion have completed the signing of Cecilie Fiskerstrand.

ALBION SIGN NORWAY INTERNATIONAL GOALKEEPER

Albion have completed the signing of Norway international goalkeeper Cecilie Fiskerstrand, subject to international clearance.

The 23-year-old joins on a free transfer following the end of her contract at LSK Kvinner, and signs a one-and-a-half-year deal that runs until 30th June 2021.

Manager Hope Powell said, “We are delighted to welcome Cecilie to the club, and is someone with proven experience of playing at the highest level.

“Alongside Megan Walsh and Sophie Harris, she will add to the increased competition for places in the goalkeeping positions and will be a valuable addition to the squad.

“She is a player that we’ve monitored for quite some time, and we are very much looking forward to working with her in the months ahead.”