Official: Brighton announces its third mercato recruit

16/06/23 14:30 by Fabien Borne

Sixth in the Premier League at the end of last season, Brighton announced on Friday the signing of Mahmoud Dahoud, their third recruit of the summer mercato.

And that's three for Brighton. After Brazilian striker João Pedro, who joined from Watford for €34m, and English midfielder James Milner, who joined free from Liverpool, the Seagulls confirmed on Friday the signing of midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, free since the end of his contract at Borussia Dortmund.

The 27-year-old German international has signed a four-year deal with Brighton, running until June 2027. "I'm delighted to have Mahmoud in my team. I wanted him when I was at Sassuolo and I'm sure he'll be an excellent player for us," Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi told the English club's website. This addition will enable the club to compensate for the departure of Argentinian midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, transferred to Liverpool this summer for €40 million.