Seagulls switch suits Suttner

13 July 2017 07:21:17 EST

Brighton & Hove Albion new boy Markus Suttner is determined to make the most of his first experience of playing in the Premier League.

The 30-year-old Austria international left-back has signed a three-year contract with the Seagulls, following former Ingolstadt team-mate Pascal Gross to the South Coast club.

For me, the chance to play in the Premier League is one of the best options for any player.

Markus Suttner

Suttner opted to leave Ingolstadt following their relegation from the top-flight of German football, having spent two seasons with the clubs.

He had previously enjoyed eight years with Austria Wien, who he helped win both the Austrian league title and the Austrian Cup.

And Suttner, who has immediately linked up with Albion on their pre-season tour of Austria, is pleased with his switch to England.

He told his new club's official website: "I had a good season last year and now in this stage of my career, it's perfect to play in the Premier League.

"The challenge for Brighton is a similar one to the one I first encountered with Ingolstadt."

"When I heard that Brighton was interested in me, I thought about it and it was clear I wanted to sign for Brighton.

"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."

Suttner is the third major signing made by the Seagulls so far this summer, with Albion having paid out a club-record fee for Valencia's Australia international goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

Brighton are available at 1000/1 to be relegated next summer, with Watford priced at 500/1 and Bournemouth 500/1.

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