Brighton and Hove Albion sign PSV Eindhoven midfielder Davy Propper
Brighton have signed midfielder Davy Propper from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.
Netherlands international Propper, 25, has signed a four-year contract and joins the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee which Brighton confirmed as a club record.
"Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven," manager Chris Hughton told the club's official website.
"There is no doubting his pedigree -- Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands.
"He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome him to the club.''
Propper, who joined PSV from Vitesse Arnhem in 2015 and was part of the team that won the 2015-16 Eredivisie title, said: "It's the biggest competition in the world, so this will be a great challenge and I think I'm ready for it.
"I know Danny Holla, who played here a few years ago, and he told me a lot about the club. He was very complimentary and that was a big help.
"The club showed me a film, so I know quite a few things about it and the city already. Not every club in Holland has a good stadium, and I really like the one here."