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Jose Izquierdo has revealed how he settled in quickly – with the help of Justin Bieber.

The twinkle-toed Colombian was thrilled to hear Latin American music in the changing room when he joined up with the Seagulls.

Izquierdo is known for his love of music and showed off his dancing skills to colleagues at his previous club in Bruges.

It turns out he just happens to have signed for the Seagulls at a time when the most streamed song of all time, with its origins in Puerto Rico, was sweeping the nation.

Despacito, originally performed totally in Spanish, has been made more popular by the English lyrics added by Bieber, pictured.

Izquierdo is working towards his home debut – and possibly first start – for the Seagulls after showing a high-speed glimpse of what he can do at Watford.

So ironic then that a song called Slowly is helping the settling process.

Asked whether he had yet put his Latin music on in the changing room, he replied: “I don’t have to.

“They already listen to South American music – Despacito!

“But I think they listen to Latin American music. Bruno is from Spain and he puts some of the music on.”

With no international call-up, Izquierdo has been free to settle into his new life over the last weeks.

That offered a chance of a farewell trip to Bruges and making arrangements for his beloved pet dog, Lucho, who had to stay with a friend in Belgium while he completed a whirlwind move to Albion which, for visa purposes, included two trips to Paris.

He revealed how Bruno had taken him under his wing, as was the case with previous additions sich as Leo Ulloa, Adrian Colunga and Joao Teixeira.

Izquierdo said: “Bruno has been too good. He received me like a true captain receives someone when he is a new player.

“He gave me all I needed to come into a squad as a new player.

“Everything like when we have breakfast, when we have lunch, what time we go, what time we come to to training.

“Sometimes he takes me from the hotel to training – amazing.

“I didn’t go to Colombia so that gives me the chance to work to get to the right level again and to be better in the squad.”

Izquierdo felt he was at 70% of his top fitness level when he got on for the closing stages at Watford.

He could now get the chance to shine again when West Brom bring their unbeaten record to the Amex.

He turned out to be Albion’s last attacking signing before the window closed, much to widespread frustration.

Izquierdo is renowned as a left winger who will come inside on to his right foot and he gave a glimpse of that when he cut in and fired just past the top corner at Vicarage Road. But the word from Belgium is that Seagulls fans should not see him as a solution to their lack of options in the central striking role.

Reporter Guillaume Maebe, who follows Club Brugge closely, said: “He played once as a No.10 but that was a big fail.

“He admitted that too after the game. He is a pure winger.”

So it would appear wise not to get ideas about him starting up front.

The Argus:

That sounds very much like Anthony Knockaert, who was tried centrally about this time last year when Albion beat Huddersfield at the Amex.

The ploy was dismissed as a failure after the game, even though Knockaert scored the winner.

Ironically, the Frenchman scores most of his goals from a position between the goalposts.

That could be the best hope for Izquierdo to add to the 23 top-flight goals he scored in Belgium.

For now he is settling in and, like others before him, finding Brighton and Hove not a bad place to get accustomed to.

Asked what he missed about Belgium, he said: “Here I have a lot of things I am used to, for example the food.

“It is easier to find South American food here than it was in Belgium and that is a good thing.

“I will miss the people in Belgium and how they treated me. I felt at home there.”