Brighton agree deal for Deportivo La Coruna striker Florin Andone

Brighton have agreed a deal to sign Deportivo La Coruna striker Florin Andone for an undisclosed fee.

The Romanian will join the club on a five-year contract once the transfer window opens for international transfers on June 8.

Andone, 25, has made 69 appearances for Deportivo – scoring 18 goals in two seasons at the La Liga club – who have just been relegated to Spain’s second tier following an 18th-placed finish.

Manager Chris Hughton told the club’s website: “We are delighted that Florin has agreed to join us. He is a player that we have tracked for some time, and he will add a new dimension to our attacking options.

“He is a very hard-working player, and has proven his quality at the highest level in Spain, as well as at international level. I am looking forward to working with him next season.”

Andone, who has won 21 caps for Romania, started his career with Spanish Segunda Division B side CD Castellon, before signing for Villarreal in 2013.

After a loan to Atletico Baleares in the 2013/14 season, the striker earned a move to Cordoba in July 2014 where he found the net 27 times in 58 games, before joining Deportivo in July 2016.