Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Dutch midfielder Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven in a reported club-record £6m deal.
The 25-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the club, which was promoted to the Premier League last season after finishing in the top two of the Championship.
The fee tops the £5m which the club are thought to have paid Valencia in June for Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.
Propper scored 16 goals in 67 league appearances after joining PSV from Vitesse Arnhem in 2015 and helped the club win the league title in his first full season.
Brighton boss Chris Hughton told reporters: "Davy is a player with great experience of the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven.
"There is no doubting his pedigree, Davy has played a number of matches in the Champions League for PSV, as well as international football for the Netherlands.
"He's a strong competitor as a central midfielder and will complement our existing midfield players, and he is also a really good age at 25; we are absolutely delighted to welcome him to the club."
When asked about whether the Gulls will survive in the top flight, Propper said: “It will be a big challenge for sure – but I hope we can prove you all wrong.
“I’m not even thinking about the fee, I just want to prove myself in the strongest competition in the world.
“Brighton told me they had been watching me for a long time, but now was the right time for us to talk and for me to come here.”