English Championship outfit Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of hard-working midfielder Danny Holla on a free transfer with the Almere-born player signing a three-year deal until the summer of 2017.
The 26-year-old, formerly of FC Groningen, PEC Zwolle, VVV Venlo and ADO Den Haag, was present at the Seagulls’ 1-0 defeat at Birmingham City yesterday, before undergoing a medical and signing on the dotted line late last night.
Brighton’s Finnish boss Sami Hyypiä talking to Seagulls.co.uk said: “Danny is a player who has plenty of top-flight experience in Holland with more than 200 senior appearances, and that experience is something we need.
He is a deep-lying midfielder and the scouting reports I have seen on him show he likes to get on the ball, pass it and dictate the play – and I hope he can bring that to the team.
BRIGHTON BOSS, SAMI HYYPIÄ
However, Holla since rejecting ADO’s offer of a new contract in May has been without a club all summer, something Hyypiä will have to take into account: “He’s not been with a club during pre-season, so we will need to assess where is in terms of his match fitness, but hopefully we can get him up to speed and ready to go.”
Click the name above to follow Will on Twitter.