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[Albion] Joel Veltman signs from Ajax in a 3-year deal

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Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of defender Joel Veltman from Dutch club Ajax, on undisclosed terms.

The 28-year-old Dutch international, who can play in central defence or as a right-back, has joined the club on a three-year contract.

Head coach Graham Potter said: “We’re delighted to welcome Joel to the club. He has terrific experience from his time with Ajax including the Champions League and, of course, with the Dutch national team.

“He’s an excellent defender who can play at right-back and at centre half, but he’s also comfortable in possession.

“He is really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Premier League and we’re delighted he is now a Brighton player and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Veltman made his Ajax debut in 2012 and has been with the club for 19 years, having come through the club’s Academy system.

He has made more than 200 appearances for the Dutch giants, scoring ten goals. He has won four Eredivisie titles and played regularly in the Champions League.

He has won 22 caps for his country, the most recent in November when he helped Netherlands qualify for Euro 2021 with a goalless draw against Northern Ireland in Belfast.


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All-powerful Moderator
Jul 4, 2003
Back in Sussex
Sorry - wasn't keeping an eye on my emails!

That's a bit out the blue - "he’s also comfortable in possession" - has to signal the end for Duffy, surely.

Stat Brother

Jul 11, 2003
West west west Sussex
WTF - I don't even know what is mum looks like.
The club have really dropped the ball, this time.ël_Veltman

Would be a steal at £7.2m :shrug: (I don't make the rules) - 20k followers, decent.



Stop the clock - 10 minutes a new PB.

I'll sleep well tonight - I've earned it.
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