Brighton have signed striker Geum-Min Lee on a free transfer, subject to FA and WSL clearance.

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with Hope Powell's side, from Manchester City, making 18 appearances in all competitions and scoring three goals.

She also won the goal of the season award for her superb long-range effort in their 3-2 defeat to Reading in May.

Last month the South Korean international, who has been capped more than 40 times by her country, was one of three players to be released by City.

After joining the Seagulls on a permanent basis, Powell believes Lee has potential to do even better this season.

Albion's head coach said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lee to the club on a permanent basis.

“I felt she got better as the season wore on and finished it really strongly.

“I do think she can get even better and I’m looking forward to working with her this season.”

Lee becomes Albion's third signing of the summer with Powell having already added fellow striker Danielle Carter from Reading and Rinsola Babajide, on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

The Seagulls kick off their fourth successive season in the WSL next month (Sunday, September 5) by hosting West Ham at the Amex.