Albion defender heads home

By Site Editor
Last updated : 19 June 2017

Albion outcast Sebastian Pocognoli has signed a deal to move back to his homeland and join Standard Liege when his contract expires at the end of this month. 

Pocognoli joined Albion back in the summer of 2014 and made an encouraing start under then boss Alan Irvine. 

But Tony Pulis arrival at the club spelt the end of Pocognoli's first team opportunities and the left-back joined Brighton last summer. 

'Poco' featured 22 times for Brighton last term as the Seagulls were promoted. The Premier League new boys were expected to make an offer for the Belgium international. 

However, he has now decided to join Standard Liege, who he played for between 2009 and 2013. 

“Seb was an absolute pleasure to work with and he was yet another key member of the squad that clinched our promotion," said Chris Hughton, Brighton boss. 
 
"I am pleased he has confirmed his future and joined Liege, and on behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank him for his efforts during his time with us and wish him all the very best for the season ahead and into the future."

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