Date: 30th November 2015 at 2:20pm
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Brighton have today confirmed the signing of 24 year old Irish midfielder Richie Towell.

The Dubliner heads to us from Dundalk on a two and a half year deal that will expire in the summer of 2018, but Brighton obviously have to wait for the January transfer window to open before he can officially join and the registration can be passed between both clubs.

Subject to international clearance, he should be eligible to debut after January 2.

He is the reigning Irish PFA Player of the Year following his performances for his current club.

Speaking to the Official Site manager Chris Hughton said of his capture.

‘Richie’s had a wonderful season in Ireland and scored a lot of goals for the champions Dundalk from midfield, and that really caught our eye. He is something different to the number of very good midfield options we already have here at the club, and I am really looking forward to having him as part of our squad in the New Year. He had a lot of good options available for his next move; here in England, in Scotland, in Ireland with Dundalk and in Europe, so we are delighted he has decided to join us. He’s played a full season since March, but has already made it clear he is keen to be ready to play in January, and keen to begin training with us as soon as possible. We will give him some time off for a well-deserved break, as he’s played a lot of football in the past nine months, but I am certain he will be ready for us in January and will be an excellent addition to the squad.’

In three years at Dundalk, he played his part in helping them to back to back League of Ireland titles both this season and last term, and he won a League of Ireland Cup medal in 2014 along with an FAI Cup medal this year as his side completed the league and cup double.

He also has a host of individual honours to his name this year adding to his 2013 Irish PFA Young Player of the Year Award and he boasts an impressive return of 29 goals in 44 games this campaign. He also has European experience from his time with them.

In total his Dundalk record reads 54 goals in 129 matches and as for his history he came through Celtic’s ranks before moving onto Hibernian and he’s also expressed his desire for a full Ireland cap after representing them at U17 thru U21 levels.

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