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Columbia winger Izquierdo set to join EPL newcomer Brighton

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 10, 2017 at 9:41 a.m.



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BRIGHTON, England (AP) — English Premier League newcomer Brighton was set to break its transfer record for the third time this offseason after reaching an agreement to sign Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Belgian side Club Brugge on Thursday.

The deal will be completed following a medical examination and once the player is granted a work permit and international clearance, Brighton said.

Preparing for its first season in the Premier League, the south-coast club previously broke its record to sign goalkeeper Mathew Ryan and then Dutch midfielder Davy Propper for a reported 10 million pounds ($13 million).

Brighton didn't disclose the fee for Izquierdo, who was the Belgian league player of the year in the 2015-16 season.

Manchester United loaned out versatile 19-year-old defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah to Crystal Palace for the season. Frank de Boer, the recently installed Palace manager, was in charge of the youth team at Ajax from 2007 to 2010 when Fosu-Mensah was in the club's academy.

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