Fortuna Sittard has signed Brighton & Hove Albion left-back George Cox on a permanent deal.

The Englishman joined Fortuna Sittard last summer on loan and made 21 appearances in the Eredivisie last season.

Fortuna Sittard have been keen to make the loan permanent and on Monday, the club confirmed that Cox had signed a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old told the club’s website, “I am extremely grateful to the club for the opportunity they have given me. I had a great time last season at Fortuna Sittard.Β It feels familiar and I am happy that I can further develop myself as a player here.Β I look forward to the years that follow. ”

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