SHANE DUFFY HAS this morning completed his transfer from Blackburn Rovers to Brighton & Hove Albion for a club record £4 million.
The 24-year-old central defender, who is Derry born and his father Brian is from Letterkenny, has signed a three-year deal with the team who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season.
This season has been an eventful one for Duffy, who has scored three own goals and was also sent off last week ago against Cardiff City. However, in what turned out be his farewell appearance for Blackburn, he scored the winner in a 4-3 extra-time victory over Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night in the EFL Cup.
Some season for Shane Duffy so far. 3 OGs and two big cup goals pic.twitter.com/8K4gn4EPC1
— Patrick McCarry (@patmccarry) August 24, 2016
Duffy, who signed for Blackburn two years ago having been at Everton since 2009 beforehand, will link up with former Republic of Ireland international Chris Hughton, who manages Brighton.
Brighton take on Newcastle United in the Championship tomorrow evening at 5:30pm.
In June, Duffy played for Ireland at Euro 2016 in the famous 1-0 win over Italy in Lille and the last 16 2-1 defeat against France in Lyon. His sending off in that game means he will be suspended for the first 2018 World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Belgrade on Monday, September 5.