Brighton's Andone joins Galatasaray on loan

London (AFP) –


Brighton striker Florin Andone joined Turkish champions Galatasaray on a season-long loan on Monday.

Romania international Andone endured a difficult spell with the Premier League club and Albion boss Graham Potter has allowed him to leave for more regular first-team action.

Brighton have an option to recall Andone in January as part of the agreement.

The 26-year-old came off the bench to score in Brighton's win at Watford on the opening day of this season, but was sent off on his first start this term against Southampton.

"We feel this loan to Galatasaray gives Florin the opportunity to go and play regularly, which he's found difficult here," Potter told Brighton's website.

"He also has the prospect of Champions League football. We wish Florin well for the season ahead, we have the option of a recall in January and we will closely monitor his progress."

Andone, capped 26 times by Romania, joined Brighton from Deportivo La Coruna in July 2018.

He scored six times in 30 appearances in all competitions, making just nine Premier League starts.