Sunday 25 February 2018

Ireland's Shane Duffy signs long-term contract with Premier League newcomers Brighton

Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion
Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion

Ireland's Shane Duffy has signed a new four-year contract with Brighton as the Premier League newcomers tie down the men key to their promotion to the top flight.

Fellow Seagulls Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert have also made long-term commitments to the club, it was announced on Thursday.

Dunk, like Knockaert, has signed until 2022, while Duffy will stay at the Amex Stadium until 2021 having penned a four-year contract.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton said: "Lewis, Shane and Anthony were key members of our promotion-winning side last season, and I fully expect them to be important members of the team once again this season. They're relishing the step up to the new level and they each have the capability to perform and excel in the Premier League - and they have certainly earned these new deals with their performances on the pitch.

"I'm absolutely delighted that three key members of the squad have committed their futures to the Albion."

Dunk made his Brighton debut in 2011 and is their longest-serving current player, while fellow centre-back Duffy joined from Blackburn last summer.

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