Belgian youngster Lars Dendoncker has turned down the chance to join his brother Leander at Wolverhampton Wanderers and opted for a move to Brighton instead.
That’s according to Het Laatste Nieuws, who report the 19-year-old has agreed on a two-year deal with the option of a third-year with the Seagulls.
They explain that the central defender, who can play on either side in the heart of defence, was a free agent after his contract with Club Brugge came to an end.
There were several interested parties at the table, including Wolves, who were ‘charmed’ by the youth international.
They, of course, are the home of his brother Leander Dendoncker, who joined in a £12.42m deal from Anderlecht last summer.
That is something that Wolves were probably hoping they could use to their advantage with Celtic, Brighton and ‘some Dutch clubs’ all hovering.
Instead, it is Brighton who have won the race, with him agreeing on the aforementioned deal and set to head straight into their Under 23 squad this summer.