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The Spaniard had found himself out of favour at the Liberty Stadium after a host of new signings in midfield, and will now look to relaunch his career with the Seagulls

Andrea Orlandi has completed his move from Swansea City to Championship side Brighton for an undisclosed fee.

The Spaniard found his opportunities at the Welsh side fairly limited last season, and hopes of forcing his way into first-team contention this year after finding himself knocked down the pecking order at the Liberty Stadium with the arrivals of Ki Sung-Yeung and Jonathan de Guzman.

Orlandi has signed a two-year-deal with the Seagulls and will be available for their trip to Burnley on Saturday after registering before the midday deadline for new additions.

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The Uruguayan told the club website: "Andrea provides us with versatility and creativity across the midfield. He can play as a typical winger, or more central in a number-ten role.

"He has played a lot of games in the Championship for Swansea, helping them win promotion to the Premier League, and he has played at the top level.

"Andrea is a creative player who likes to get forward and attack and he will give us a different attacking option in midfield."

The 28-year-old comes in just days after Craig Noone sealed his move from Brighton to Cardiff and fits into manager Gus Poyet's expansive brand of football that he promotes on the south coast.

Orlandi, who has also played for Deportivo Alaves and Barcelona, is expected to fit seamlessly into the Seagulls' style of play and Poyet can't wait for his new signing to get started.

 

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