Maty Ryan has spoken of his ambition to play in the Premier League – as Albion continue to work on bringing him to the Amex.

The Australian international goalkeeper is preparing for the Confederations Cup in Russia.

Meanwhile the Seagulls area keen to wrap up his signing while keen not to distract him from international duty.

Ryan has told Fox Sports in Australia that he grew up watching Premier League football.

He said: “As a footballer you want to test yourself against the best. Obviously if someone is playing in England they’re doing that. At Valencia in Spain you do that also.

“It’s exciting times, some of the boys are plying their trade in some of the top leagues and that can only benefit the Socceroos in the future.”

Albion have agreed a fee with Valencia and chief executive Paul Barber told The Argus moves to agree personal terms were ongoing.

Ryan said: “I have an agent to look after all that stuff. My job is to focus on the field and that’s what I’m doing here in camp.”

Barber told The Argus: “Time zones make it more of a challenge but the world these days is a small place.

“We very much respect international football federations and their right to have their players totally focused on their games.

“We have always been respectful of that and we are in this situation."