HEMED

Picture courtesy of Paul Hazlewood

Israeli striker Tomer Hemed has signed for Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on a three-year-deal.

The 28-year-old has played for all levels of the national side, currently has 10 goals from 15 appearances, and joins the side from Spanish La Liga side Almeria.Ulloa in January 2013.

Manager Chris Hughton told the club’s official website: “Tomer is someone I have been aware of for a few years, and someone I watched a lot during my time at Norwich City.

“It was encouraging that when I first came to Brighton, Tomer was a player who Paul Winstanley and the club’s recruitment team were also aware of, and we have been working towards bringing him to the club since the start of the year. It’s been another great team effort from all key areas of the club to secure Tomer’s signature, and we are delighted to have completed the transfer and we welcome him to Brighton.

“Tomer is 6ft tall, strong, and he has played much of his football in La Liga and at international level. He is very capable of scoring goals. It’s another significant signing for us. I have no doubts about Tomer adapting to Championship football and improving our attacking threat.”