Former Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has agreed terms with Championship side Brighton, after being released by the Red Devils.
Kuszczak, who made more than 60 appearances for Manchester United over a five year spell, joins the Seagulls on a two-year deal, after falling out of favour at Old Trafford, following the signings of David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard.
The 30 year-old enjoyed a loan spell at Watford last season, and had been linked with a move to fellow Championship side Ipswich Town, but ultimately joined Brighton after admitting he was impressed with their brand of football.
In a statement on Brighton website, the Polish goalkeeper said: “I have played Premier League football for eight years, with West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United, and I believe the structure is in place here to join them.
“This team likes to pass the ball, they like to create, they are attractive to watch. The way Brighton play is the future of football. I had other clubs who wanted to sign me but my heart told me that this was the right choice."
The move marks a huge coup for Brighton boss Gus Poyet, as he prepares the club to push for promotion to the Premier League next season.
Kuszczak will face competition from the likes of Casper Ankergren and Peter Brezovan for the number one spot, but he ensures that he is fully prepared for it.
“I have to be as clinical as possible and work hard on the training ground to establish myself in the position, but I also hope the experiences that I've built up during my time in England can help the team get to where it wants to be."