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Seagulls swoop for Vicente

September 2, 2011

Brighton have confirmed the signing of former Spain midfielder Vicente Rodriguez.

GettyImagesVicente's signature is a huge coup for Brighton

Vicente, 30, left Valencia in the summer and has joined Brighton on a one-year deal. Vicente has been capped 38 times by his country, and also has two Primera Division titles and a UEFA Cup winner's medal to his name.

Albion manager Gus Poyet told the club's official website: "Vicente is the special player we wanted. He has great qualities in terms of his ability and flexibility to play in a range of different positions.

"He also brings a great experience having played at the top level for the last 10 years with Valencia. This is a major coup to bring him to the Amex.''