Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Fulham goalkeeper David Button for an undisclosed fee. Unbelievably, Button’s move to the Seagulls means he has now been on the books of 17 English clubs, 13 of which came from loan spells whilst at Tottenham.
Whilst travelling round the country playing in the Football League, Button played throughout the ranks of the England youth squads. He has played 31 times in an England shirt including games at the 2005 u17 European Championships and the 2008 u19 Euros, where they failed to reach the knockout stages on both occasions.
Chris Hughton has said:
“We’re delighted to bring a goalkeeper of David’s experience to the club. With others going out on loan this season, we felt we needed someone to provide further competition for places in that area of the team. He has a wealth of experience, having made over 300 appearances during his career so far, and I’m sure he will work well with Maty Ryan and Jason Steele.”
Fantasy Premier League Potential (4.0m)
Button has been priced at £4.0m which immediately catches the eye of every FPL player. However it doesn’t look like he will be the next Rob Elliot or Eldin Jakupovic, as I highly doubt he will displace the Aussie keeper Maty Ryan.
However, if Ryan does have an injury or suspensions then Button will surely be flooding in to teams across the country and make a great FPL option. Brighton also have Jason Steele on their books but I think Button will make the bench ahead of Steele.
Brighton’s first five fixtures are as follows: Watford (A), Manchester United (H), Liverpool (A), Fulham (H) and Southampton (A). It’s a varied beginning for Brighton but I don’t expect that Button will play a part in any of these matches.
Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)