The Brighton manager is looking forward to working with new signing Pervis Estupiñán

ALBION boss Graham Potter is satisfied with how new signing Pervis Estupiñán has settled in at the club.

The club confirmed the signing of the Villarreal defender earlier this week and he is expected to fill the void left by Marc Cucurella, who was sold for Chelsea this summer.

The 24-year-old full-back brings a wealth of experience having played in the Champions League, Europa League, La Liga and internationally with Ecuador.

Potter believes that experience, along with the attributes of his game, may be key to Albion’s success this season.

In a press conference, he said: “Pervis (Estupiñán) is an attacking full-back, we know him and we’ve been following him for a while.

The Argus: Pervis Estupiñán (left) joined Albion from La Liga club VillarrealPervis Estupiñán (left) joined Albion from La Liga club Villarreal

“He has qualities that will be useful for us and we are very much looking forward to working with him. The early signs are very good.”

Albion achieved a record Premier League result last season and there was hope the club could continue to improve, but Potter just focuses on the game and doesn’t let external factors distract him.

He said: “Everyone is talking about the record but it’s a new season, a new squad.

“We just have to focus on the game and not think too much about what happened in past games.”

Potter also praised his revamped midfield, with Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo providing a solid base for the club following the departure of Yves Bissouma to Tottenham Hotspur.

He said: “Moises (Caicedo) has always impressed us, both qualitatively and as a person.

“He is very humble and as a coach it is a pleasure to work with him.

“Alexis (Mac Allister) has the characteristics of playing deeper, he can win the ball and play forward.

“He did really well in the role and we’re very happy with him.”

Potter’s next task as Albion manager is to secure another Premier League result, with West Ham their next opponents.

Albion travel to the London Stadium for their third game of the season on Sunday. The Hammers are yet to take a point this season despite clinching their first win of the season in Thursday night’s Europa Conference League qualifier against Viborg FF.

Potter said: “West Ham have grown well this summer, they are building a squad to compete in the Premier League and Europe. We look forward to the challenge.” The Brighton manager is looking forward to working with new signing Pervis Estupiñán

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