Brighton sign playmaker Mwepu from RB Salzburg
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Brighton & Hove Albion have confirmed the signing of Zambian international Enock Mwepu on a four-year deal.

Mwepu joins the Seagulls from Red Bull Salzburg, of whom he helped lift the Austrian Bundesliga title last season, for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year old is Graham Potter's first signing of the summer having spent four seasons at the Red Bull Arena.

'Very keen to learn and develop'

"We're delighted to be able to welcome Enock to the club and are looking forward to working with him," Potter told the club's website.

"He has a great deal of experience for somebody of his age, including Champions League and international football.

"He's primarily a central midfielder, although he is capable of playing in numerous positions, is open-minded, adaptable and very keen to learn and develop.

"He will add competition to our existing options in that area of the squad going into the new season."

Replacement for Bissouma?

Having adopted the nickname 'The Computer' for his ability to read the game, Mwepu's arrival could signal the end of the road for Yves Bissouma amid ongoing interest from a number of clubs.

Bissouma has been touted to move away from the AMEX for some time, with top-six Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool the two sides most often linked with the midfielder.

The 24-year-old's desire to move to a bigger side could become a reality very soon with Mwepu seen as a player who could be used in a similar mould.

Bissouma already has friends at the Emirates in the form of former Lille team-mates Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel, as well as boasting the same agent as the former.

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