Bruno Saltor agrees Brighton switch

The Seagulls have snapped up the experienced Spanish defender on a free transfer from Valencia after the player's contract ran out at the end of the season

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed experienced Spanish right back Bruno Saltor on a free transfer from Valencia.

The 31 year-old defender passed a medical today and agreed a two year deal with Gus Poyet's side.

Saltor made 59 appearances since signing for Valencia in 2009, playing alongside current Brighton winger Vicente, and Poyet believes his experience in Spain makes the signing a big coup for the championship outfit.

Poyet told the club's official website: "Bruno has a great amount of top-level experience in La Liga, the Champions League and the Europa League, and to bring a player of his quality is a coup for us.

"He will give us competition at right-back, along with Inigo Calderon, and the pair of them give us great options in that position."

The defender made 17 appearances for the Spanish club last season, including outings in the Europa League against Stoke in February.