Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Markus Suttner from Ingolstadt on a three-year deal.
The fee for the 30-year-old is believed to be around €4.5m.
Speaking to the club’s website, Chris Hughton said: “Markus is someone we have been aware of for some time, and I am pleased we have managed to complete the transfer at this stage. He has a great level of experience internationally, and in the top divisions in both his native Austria and Germany, where he has played the last two seasons with Ingolstadt, and that experience will serve us well.”
Suttner added: “In this stage of my career, it’s perfect to play in the Premier League, and the challenge for Brighton is a similar one to the one I first encountered with Ingolstadt. For me, the chance to play in the Premier League is one of the best options for any player and I’m very happy to be here. It’s a very good move at this time in my career, and I don’t have words to describe how happy I am to have signed the contract.”