Adam Webster says it is a dream come true after getting a move to the Premier League with Albion.

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Seagulls after making the switch from Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

The highly-rated centre-back was born in Sussex and is relishing a move back to the county and getting to work under Albion head coach Graham Potter.

Webster said: “It’s been a bit of a drawn-out process but I’m absolutely delighted to finally get it over the line. This move is a dream come true for me and my family, so I can’t wait to get started.

“After speaking with the manager, my heart was set on coming here. I grew up nearby in Chichester, so to be closer to home is an added bonus for me.

“He [Potter] was in charge of a very good Swansea side last season, which played a lot of football. That’s something which will suit my game here, and I can’t wait to work with him.”

Potter elected to play with three central defenders in Albion’s last two pre-season friendlies including Friday night’s 2-1 win over Valencia.

The former Ipswich defender prides himself on being adaptable to different formations.

He said: “I like to be able to play out from the back, but I’m a defender, and my main job is to stop the ball going into the back of the net first and foremost.

“I'm comfortable playing as a pair or in a trio and the three-man formation is one I have played in a fair few times at Bristol City, and at Ipswich too. It’s a system I am familiar with, if the manager decides to play that way.

“I prefer to play in the left side of defence, but I’ll go anywhere as long as I’m out there on the pitch.”