Brighton signed Steve Sidwell on a permanent deal
Brighton has announced that they have signed former Stoke City midfielder Steve Sidwell on a permanent deal.
Indeed, Stoke have announced on Friday that Sidwell’s contract will not be renewed and that they have released the player.
Brighton’s manager Chris Hughton has announced the signing and said that they are pleased that the first player they have signed this season is Steve Sidwell. The latter who was on loan at Brighton since last season has impressed during his time at the club and Hughton said that it was a pleasure for him to sign a quality player.
This will be the third spell that Steve Sidwell will be having with the club since having played twice for Brighton on loan.
Chris Hughton said that Steve Sidwell is a quality player and that he will definitely improve the team. He said that Sidwell has been impressive since he joined the team on loan last season and he expects that he will keep on playing as he has done so far. According to the manager, Steve Sidwell already has some great experience of playing in the Championship, and this should be useful for Brighton as they hope to mount a serious challenge for promotion next season.
Chris Hughton believes that Sidwell has amassed experience of promotion from the Championship during his time at Reading and hope that this will be useful for Brighton. He believes that Steve Sidwell has some impressive leadership qualities.
Steve Sidwell has great experience of top level football with his 400 appearances in the Premier League. He has played for sides such as Aston Villa, Stoke City as well as Fulham and has managed to score 61 goals during the process. He has so far scored five goals for Brighton during his loan spell.