Albion striker Florin Andone has admitted that the decision to let him leave the club on loan was his own.

Andone joined Turkish side Galatasaray  at the start of the month on a season-long-loan.

The Romanian was brought in back in May 2018 from Deportivo La Coruna to provide competition for striker Glenn Murray.

However things have not worked out with Andone only managing to score four goals in 24 games with Albion.

Andone had the following to say to Digi Sport about the decision to let him leave The Amex.

He said: “Brighton were always against me leaving, but it was my decision to play more.

"I felt that with Brighton, I would not have the minutes I needed to recover my form at Deportivo. 

“I miss playing every week, scoring goals and feeling important in the team."

The striker also spoke about how Galatasaray's interest is not a new thing. 

He said: "Galatasaray were very interested.They wanted me 3-4 years ago; I feel that they wanted me (this summer)." 

Andone is not the only new striker joining the Turkish giants with Rademel Falcao joining on permenant deal and the Romanian international is aware of the challenge he will face to start.

He said:"It will be very difficult, Falcao is there, it will be very very difficult.

“But it’s a new start and I really want to play.”