Ellie Brazil: Brighton sign England U20 forward from Fiorentina

Ellie Brazil in action for England Under-17s
Ellie Brazil is the daughter of former Preston, Newcastle and Fulham midfielder Gary Brazil

Women's Super League club Brighton & Hove Albion have signed England Under-20 forward Ellie Brazil from Italian Serie A side Fiorentina.

The 19-year-old played for Birmingham City before moving to the Viola last summer and has agreed a two-year deal.

"Ellie has already gained valuable experience playing in both England and Italy's top division," Seagulls manager Hope Powell said.

"She'll add to the competition already in our squad."