Julio Enciso has started English lessons as he prepares for a possible new adventure in the Premier League.

But he believes Albion’s existing players from South America can help him settle if his anticipated five-year deal goes through.

The Paraguayan teen is expected to sign for the Seagulls athough no deal has yet been completed.

He was heading to England yesterday after an emotional send-off from family and friends.

In a press conference ahead of departure, he said: “I have a teacher who is helping me a lot.

“I’m studying English. It’s a little bit difficult here but over there I’m sure I’ll learn more.

“I go with my mind clear that I want to play and be a success.”

Enciso spoke of his national team ambitions and said he feels he has improved greatly as a player since Albion were close to signing him in January.


He added: “I feel happy about that.

“There are South American players there and I feel that will help me a lot.”

Enciso was with his agent on the 15-hour flight, via Madrid, but his parents plan to come to England in about six weeks’ time.

The player's dad Luis said: "His mum has already cried quite a lot!"