PRAGUE (AP) — Czech club Viktoria Plzen says defender Ales Mateju has signed a three-year contract with English Premier League newcomer Brighton.
The 21-year-old Mateju joined Plzen in 2015. He played 35 league matches and 10 games in European competitions, scoring one goal.
Mateju says: “It’s the top-tier English competition, it’s impossible to reject it.”
South coast club Brighton will play in the top flight for the first time in 34 years.
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