Brighton have confirmed they have agreed terms with Club Brugge for the club-record transfer of Jose Izquierdo.
The 25-year-old has also agreed personal terms as the Seagulls break their record for the third time this summer, with the fee believed to be around £16m.
Manager Chris Hughton told the club website: “Jose is someone we have been aware of for sometime and has been one of the standout players in the Belgian league over the past three years.”
“He’s been an exciting player for Club Brugge and in the season he helped the club win the title in 2015/16, he was also Belgium’s Player of the Year. José has good experience with almost 250 senior games in both Colombia and Belgium, and has played in the Europa League, Champions League and international football, having made his debut for his national team this summer.”
Brighton open their Premier League campaign with a daunting home clash against Manchester City on Saturday.