Brighton sign Finland goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa

Niki Maenpaa
Niki Maenpaa has so far won 24 international caps for his country

Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Finland keeper Niki Maenpaa, following his release by Dutch club VVV-Venlo.

The 30-year-old ex-RC Lens player spent three seasons with Venlo, including one top-flight Eredivisie campaign.

He previously had spells with Willem II and AZ Alkmaar.

"I wanted another goalkeeper, alongside David Stockdale and Casper Ankergren to compete for the first-team slot," boss Chris Hughton told the club website.external-link

"Like all our other recruits this summer, Niki's got plenty of top-flight experience, including games at international level.

"Having already played in France and Holland, he is now keen to prove himself in English football."

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