Brighton snap up £900,000 signing of Joel Veltman from Ajax on three-year contract as he joins Adam Lallana in moving to the Amex Stadium
- Brighton announced the £900,000 signing of Joel Veltman on Wednesday night
- Veltman, who has signed a three-year deal, can play right back or centre back
- The 28-year-old defender won three Eredivisie titles with Dutch giants Ajax
- Veltman has joined former Liverpool star Adam Lallana in moving to Brighton
Brighton have signed Holland international Defender Joel Veltman from Ajax for £900,000.
The 28-year old can play right back or centre back and has agreed a three-year contract.
Veltman, who came through the Ajax academy, won three Eredivisie titles in Amsterdam and was also named in the league’s team of the year on three separate occasions.
Brighton confirmed the £900,000 signing of defender Joel Veltman on Wednesday
‘We’re delighted to welcome Joel to the club,’ Brighton manager Graham Potter said.
‘He has terrific experience from his time with Ajax including the Champions League and, of course, with the Dutch national team.
‘He’s an excellent defender who can play at right-back and at centre-half, but he’s also comfortable in possession.
Veltman has agreed a three-year contract with Graham Potter’s Premier League outfit
‘He is really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Premier League and we’re delighted he is now a Brighton player and we’re looking forward to working with him.’
Capped 22 times by Holland, Veltman was part of the 2014 World Cup squad and also played in Ajax’s Europa League final defeat to Manchester United in 2017.
He becomes the second arrival at the Amex Stadium this week after England international Adam Lallana joined the Seagulls following his departure from Liverpool.
Veltman joins Adam Lallana at Brighton after the ex-Liverpool star moved on a free transfer