Albion Women have signed Denmark under-23 defender Matilde Skovsen.

The 20-year-old has signed a one-year deal subject to international clearance after leaving Danish Elitedivisionen side VSK Aarhus, where she began her career.

Seagulls manager Hope Powell said: “We are delighted to welcome Matilde to the club, as she is a player that we have been tracking for some time.

“For someone so young, she has already gained plenty of experience playing at the top level in Denmark and will add to the competition for places in the defensive areas.

“I am very much looking forward to working with her throughout the season, and excited to see how much she will progress at the club.”

Skovsen also had a spell at Paris St Germain, and was part of the Denmark squad that reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship in 2018.

She becomes the second women’s team signing of the summer transfer window, after the arrival of Netherlands international Danique Kerkdijk.