Brighton and Hove Albion has officially confirmed the signing of Igor Julio from Fiorentina after making 110 appearances for the Italian club in all competitions.
The Brazilian defender had a significant impact for Fiorentina last season, featuring in 42 matches, including 11 appearances in the Europa Conference League in which the club reached the final but was defeated by West Ham United.
The centre-back will now prepare to take on a new challenge in the Europa League with Brighton & Hove Albion after the Seagulls secured a sixth-place finish in the 2022-23 Premier League, earning them a spot in the group stage of the Europa League.
“I’m very happy and excited to start playing as soon as possible. I’m happy to be here,” Igor said in an interview with Brighton’s official website.
“I want to be here to play for the coach that wanted me and the style of play at Brighton also fits well with my own style.”
“It’s a childhood dream to play in the Premier League, I’m very excited. It’s always been my goal to play here. I’m really happy to reach this level.”
“As always, I’m going to play the hardest as possible on the pitch. I’ll do my best every day, but most importantly to try and win the heart of the fans.”
“It’s always good to have an experience in European competition. It’s my first time playing in the Europa League but I’m hoping to add to the team as much as possible and play as hard as I can to help in our European journey.”
“I can’t wait to train and play for Roberto. He’s a fantastic coach and I think I can evolve so much under him. I want to become one of the best defenders in the team. When he left Italy he already had a big name, but after what he has achieved here his acknowledgement in Italy is even bigger.”