Albion have pulled off a coup with a late swoop for teenage striker Bojan Radulovic from Spanish club Lleida.

The Seagulls completed the signing of the Serbian under-18 international before last night's transfer deadline for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

They saw off competition from Spurs and Brugge for Radulovic, who was recommended by Belgian boss Roberto Martinez via his friendship with Albion's head of recruitment Paul Winstanley from their time together at Wigan.

Radulovic has broken into Lleida's first team this season after finishing top scorer in the National Youth League with 29 goals.

He was on target in a shock win in the Copa del Rey over Real Sociedad which set up a tie earlier this month against Atletico Madrid.

Radulovic has netted twice in 18 appearances, 11 of them as a sub, for Lleida, where his father Radosav also played.

Albion under-23s coach Simon Rusk said: "We had been made aware of Bojan as a result of his rapid rise to the first team at Lleida, who play in the third tier of Spanish football, and he has been a regular in their senior team for much of the current season.

"We have been impressed with what we have seen of him in action and are delighted to welcome him to the club. His challenge now is the same of all those players in the under-23 age group, and that is to continue his development with the aim of breaking through into the senior squad."