ALBION have acted quickly this transfer window, securing three signings in quick succession.

The third, announced today, is Belgian defender Lars Dendoncker on a two-year contract.

He follows former Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana and Dutch defender Joel Veltman to the Amex ahead of the 2020/21 season.

The Argus:

Dendoncker, a former Bruges youth team player, has signed for Simon Rusk’s under-23s.

The 19-year-old described his move to Albion as an "easy choice" and is now looking forward to establishing himself in English football.

He said, “I’m very happy to be a Brighton player, it’s a lovely set-up which made it an easy choice to sign for the club.

“[Head Coach] Graham Potter uses young players and that attracted me.

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"Also, the stadium and training ground are fantastic and English football is the best in the world.”

Many fans will already be familiar with the teenager's surname from another Premier League regular.

The Argus:

Lars’ is the younger brother of Wolves' defensive stalwart Leander Dendoncker, who made a permanent switch from Anderlecht to Wolves last summer following a season-long loan.

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And the siblings have already spoken extensively about what Lars can expect following his move to England.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play in England,” Lars said.

“I spoke with him (Leander) and he told me England is something you have to experience.

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“He said there are a lot of good coaches that will help you and make you a better player – not just tactically but physically and every other aspect of the game.

"He said it was a lot of fun and that I had to do it."

Dendoncker has represented Belgium from under-15 to under-19 level and is a central defender who can also operate in midfield.

The teenager said: "My best position is defence. 

The Argus:

"I’m tall and strong in the air and I’m comfortable with both feet and feel I have good vision for passes.

"I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of the squad now and starting my journey here with Brighton."

Under-23s head coach Simon Rusk said he was "delighted" at the signing of the Belgian youngster, adding that the club was "looking forward to working with him and helping his development".