Brighton sign Danish winger

Anders Dreyer. Picture by Paul Hazlewood/BHAFC
Anders Dreyer. Picture by Paul Hazlewood/BHAFC

Young Danish winger Anders Dreyer has joined Albion from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg on undisclosed terms.

The 20-year-old will link up with Albion’s under-23 squad ahead of the new Premier League 2 season, which kicks off against Liverpool on Friday.

Dreyer made his debut for Esbjerg in April 2017, and became a regular in the first-team last season, scoring 18 goals - including a hat-trick in the second leg of a promotion play-off.

Capped by Denmark at under-17 level through to under-20 level, he has already played four times this season, scoring once, and has overall stats of 23 goals in 49 senior league, cup and play-off appearances for Esbjerg.

Brighton under-23 coach Simon Rusk said: “We are delighted to welcome Anders to the club.

“He arrives here on the back of a prolific first full season in the Danish first division, in which he topped the scoring charts and helped Esbjerg win promotion back to the Superliga.

“I’m looking forward to working with Anders this season, and helping him continue his development here with us.”