Date: 4th July 2016 at 10:30am
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Glenn Murray has completed his return to Brighton returning on a season-long loan deal from Bournemouth five-years after he left Albion for Crystal Palace on a free transfer.

A Murray return has been mooted for a number of weeks but a sticking point was thought to be the transfer fee involved but this isn’t a problem (at this time) as he’s returned on a season-long loan deal following a disappointing campaign with Bournemouth having signed for them for a reported £4m from Palace last August.

In that time at Dean Court he managed just seven starts.

When Murray was last at Championship level, during a loan spell with Reading as he recovered from a long-term injury, he produced the goods so we’ll be hopeful of him managing this again having scored 56-goals in his three-and-a half-years with Brighton after joining from Rochdale.

During that time, in his final season with Brighton, his 22-goals helped us to the 2010/11 League 1 title.

After completing this deal for the 32-year-old Chris Hughton told the Official Website he was delighted to bring him back.

‘We are delighted that Glenn is joining us and that we have managed to secure someone of his experience and ability for the new season. Everyone at the club, and the supporters, know what Glenn will offer us. He is a real attacking presence who can lead the line, he`s powerful in the air, and his goalscoring record speaks for itself. He is a different type of striker to those we have got at the club already and will give us an extra option going forward.’

Not only is he a different option to those Hughton already has he’s also proven at this level, and at this club too with the boss adding.

‘Most importantly he knows the Championship well, he knows how to score goals at this level and what it takes to get out of this division. The move has been a long time in the making and the recruitment department has done an excellent job to finally get the deal over the line. He is a proven goalscorer and an excellent addition to the squad.’

Welcome home Glenn, do what you’ve been brought back to the Amex Stadium to do!

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