Date: 28th June 2015 at 11:34am
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If new signing Tomer Hemed can have the same level of impact at Brighton as Leo Ulloa did previously then we’ll not go far wrong will we!

Like Ulloa, when he came to the Amex Stadium in January 2013, we’ve signed Hemed from Almeria and, as I’ve said, all being well the similarities of a move can continue with him having an impressive impact like he did.

Chris Hughton’s been a long-term fan of the Israeli international with him revealing on the Official Website that we, as a club, had also been casting an eye over him previously too.

‘Tomer is someone I have been aware of for a few years, and someone I watched a lot during my time at Norwich City.

‘It was encouraging that when I first came to Brighton, Tomer was a player who Paul Winstanley and the club’s recruitment team were also aware of, and we have been working towards bringing him to the club since the start of the year.’

A ‘team effort’ to secure his signature was something that Hughton also praised with him having all the attributes to adapt to life in England and prove successful for us.

He added.

‘Tomer is 6ft tall, strong, and he has played much of his football in La Liga and at international level. He is very capable of scoring goals.

‘It’s another significant signing for us. I have no doubts about Tomer adapting to Championship football and improving our attacking threat.’

No fee details were revealed, his signing was for an undisclosed fee, with the 28-year-old confirmed on a three-year contract.

A big strong no.10, who can boast an impressive 52 goals in 121 appearances for club and country in the past five seasons, could prove a perfect foil for Sam Baldock who will play in a more conventional strikers role this season and that’s one that’ll benefit all concerned.

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