Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Almeria striker Tomer Hemed, reports Brighton & Hove News.
The Israeli international becomes the Seagulls’ second signing of the summer and signs a three-year deal after joining for an undisclosed fee.
Hemed scored eight goals in 35 appearances for Almeria last season after joining from Mallorca last summer, where he had found the net 20 times in 90 games in four years at the Iberostar.
The 28-year-old began his career with Maccabi Haifa in 2004 and spent seven years at the club with his best season being the 2010-11 campaign where he scored 13 times in 22 starts.
He has represented Israel at every level and has scored 10 goals in 15 international appearances.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton was delighted to have signed the 6ft striker, saying to the Brighton and Hove News: “It’s been another great team effort from all key areas of the club to secure Tomer’s signature and we are delighted to have completed the transfer and we welcome him to Brighton.
“It’s another significant signing for us. I have no doubts about Tomer adapting to Championship football and improving our attacking threat.”
Hughton is looking to mould his squad for next season after a disappointing campaign in the Championship last year.
Hemed has scored 52 goals in 121 starts for both club and country in the past five seasons.
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