Brighton striker??Florin Andone has joined Turkish champions Galatasaray.
The Seagulls have as part of their loan agreement for the international.
Andone combined Albion using made 69 appearances throughout two seasons.
Brighton head trainer Graham Potter stated:”We believe this loan to Galatasaray provides Florin the opportunity to go and play regularly, which he is found difficult here.
“He also has the prospect of Champions League football. We wish Florin nicely for the period ahead, we’ve got the option of a recall in January and now we will closely track his progress.”
Andone scored his first goals for Brighton from the back wins within Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace in December, before scoring in the reverse fixture from the Terriers in March.
The 26-year-old was capped 26 times by Romania and is due this week to link up with his national squad for qualifiers from Malta and Spain.
Turkish giants Galatasaray are busy this summer, with recently signed former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao.
They have also had a loan bid approved by Southampton to get Mario Lemina, Sky Sports News knows.
Potter clarified the emergence of youngsters Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate as members of his first-team team have enabled a squad reshuffle which sees Andone along with Jurgen Locadia.
Potter added:”We’re comfortable with all our attacking options in terms of the players here, those we have recruited, and around the back of the progress made by both Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate.
“The two players have earned their chance, and are exhibiting their ability at the level. Aaron is a fantastic addition to our own goalscoring alternatives alongside Glenn Murray and Neal Maupay.
“Steven additionally gives an extra attacking option from broad positions, playing only a striker and at midfield – alongside the likes of Leandro Trossard, Pascal Gross, Solly March, Alireza Jakhanbaksh, also Yves Bissouma along with Jose Izquierdo, as soon as they are back to full fitness.”
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