Jose Izquierdo will leave Brighton when his contract expires at the end of this month.

The 28-year-old joined in August 2017 from Belgian giants Club Brugge.

He played an important part in helping them stay in the Premier League in his debut season making 32 appearances, scoring five goals and getting four assists.

Those five goals included two great strikes against West Ham.

However over the last two seasons Izquierdo has been hampered by a serious knee injury, which led to him missing a chunk of the 2018/19 season as well as the whole of the 2019/20 season.

In October Izquierdo made his return from injury for Albion’s Under-23’s and scored the winner against West Ham.

He went on to play a further four matches for the 23’s over the next month.

But Izquierdo’s comeback was then halted as he suffered a thigh injury.

He worked his way back to full fitness and made his first appearance for Albion since June 2019, as he came off the bench in April against Sheffield United.

Albion’s technical director Dan Ashworth said: “Jose has been unfortunate with injury over the last couple of years.

“But he played a key role in helping the club establish itself in the Premier League and he has always been a positive presence around the squad.

“We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for his services to the club.”