Newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion have added strength to their defensive ranks in readiness for the coming Premier League season by signing Markus Suttner from FC Ingolstadt on a 3-year deal.
The Austrian left-back - according to a report published by the Seagulls' official website -
Suttner became the south-coast side's third signing of the summer and trained with the team on Thursday morning, an acquisition which manager Chris Hughton is evidently 'pleased' to have finalised.
"Markus is someone we have been aware of for some time, and I am pleased we have managed to complete the transfer at this stage, and he is now able to join us for the second half of the week." Hughton claimed.
"He has a great level of experience internationally, and in the top divisions in both his native Austria and Germany, where he has played the last two seasons with Ingolstadt, and that experience will serve us well.
"He will add competition at the back on the left side of defence, and I'm now looking forward to working with him."
There was, however, a departure from the AMEX Stadium on Thursday, with defender Rob Hunt joining Oldham Athletic on a two-year deal after a successful period on loan at Boundary Park last season.
Hughton, also speaking via Brighton's official website, offered his opinion on the move which would be a 'great opportunity' for the 22-year-old:
“Rob has been very keen to play regular senior football since I arrived at the club, and having had the experience with Oldham last season, this move provides him with that chance.
“He has spent a good amount of time with the first team over the past year, and his attitude and determination has always been excellent. He now has the opportunity to play regular football at a club he already knows well.
“It's a great opportunity for Rob and I would like to wish him all the very best for the future on behalf of everyone at the football club.”